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WILDE, Oscar.

Vera: or, The Nihilists....

A drama, in a prologue,and four acts. Now first published.

Availability: In stock

Published: Privately printed, 1902

Stock Code: 128530

£300
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Leonard Smithers's pirated edition, number 101 of 200 copies, published using Wilde's own copy of the American "acting-edition" of 1882, printing his corrections and additions to the text (Mason 303). Vera was Wilde's first play, and was first issued in an unknown run in 1880 for the actors of the planned, although unperformed, London staging of the play in 1881; Mason notes just two copies of this issue ever traced (Mason 302). This edition is the true first UK edition, published six years prior to the first authorised UK edition in Methuen's 1908 collection, Salomé, A Florentine Tragedy, Vera (Mason 423).

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Description

Small quarto. Original grey paper wrappers, titles to front cover in blue, untrimmed. With a near-contemporary clear plastic jacket.

Condition

Spine very slightly browned, else a fine copy.

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