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DE PROFUNDIS

Wilde, Oscar

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London: Methuen and Co. 36 Essex Street, Strand, 1905. First edition, 1/200 copies on English hand-made paper. Tall 8vo. 151 pp. The fine John Quinn copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. De Profundis is an extended letter, written by Wilde during his incarceration in Reading Gaol, to Lord Alfred Douglas. After his release, Wilde gave the manuscript to journalist Robert Ross, another former lover, who edited portions for a first publication in 1905 (the complete version remained unpublished until the 1960s). The letter recounts Wilde's years with Douglas and elements of their relationship and traces his spiritual growth. Ross's preface to this work quotes Wilde's summation of "De Profundis": "I don't defend my conduct. I explain it ... I know that on the day of my release I will merely be moving from one prison to another, and there are times when the whole world seems to be no larger than my cell, and as full of terror for me. Still at the beginning I believe that Go ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London: Methuen and Co., 1908. 8vo. Single volume of the collected works from the set of 80 copies bound in full Japanese vellum. Gilt lettering and designs by Charles Ricketts to the front board with gilt lettered spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, yapp edges. . Near Fine.

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Methuen & Co, 1905. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth binding decorated in gilt. Very Good. Light rubbing to cloth at extremities and darkened at spine, light bowing to boards. Pages foxed heaviest at prelims and terminals. A lovely copy, with adverts at rear dated February, 1905.

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

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London: Methuen and Co, 1905. First Edition. 8vo; 151pp; + 40 page Methuen catalogue dated March 1905; original blue gilt-stamped cloth designed by Charles Ricketts, title and author above circle of bars through which a bird flies, spine edges rubbed, spotting to rear cover, and front edges, inscribed on front free endpaper by English author William Newbold to his friend Leon Belugou, French man of letters and editor of "Mercure de France," a good+ copy. Mason 388.

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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

  • Book condition: Good
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London: Methuen and Co., 1908 Issued with Additional Matter. One of 1000 copies printed on handmade paper for the United Kingdom and America.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Methuen and Co., 1905. Wilde's last prose work, written while imprisoned in Reading Gaol and published five years after his death. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding; ruled and titled in gilt, with a decorative bird escaping a cage on the front cover. Clean text; ix, starting with page eleven continues to 151. With a forty-page publisher's catalogue in the rear; dated February 1905, indicating the first issue. The Preface is by Robert Ross (1869-1918), his fast friend, former lover, and literary executor. Ross quotes Wilde saying "...on the day of my release I shall be merely passing from one prison to another, and there are times when the whole world seems to me no larger than my cell...." Rubbed at the margins, showing a bit more wear at the head and foot of the spine; endpapers and ends of the pages are tanned. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾ ... Read more

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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

  • Edition: Referred to as Sixth Printing of 1905 edition in publisher's cat
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Very good condition. Decorated blue cloth boards, front and spine panel stamped in gold, gold titles, gilt device on the front cover, other edges untrimmed. Gilt top edge to text-block. Interior pages clean. Spine tight. All edges of text-block untrimmed. Preface by Robert Ross, 151 text pages plus 40-page publishers catalogue to rear dated July 1906. 224 mm x 140 mm.

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De Profundis [signed by Vyvyan Holland]

Oscar Wilde; Vyvyan Holland

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1949 Book. Near Fine. Full-Leather. First Thus. No 192 of 195 copies printed and specially bound for The Collector's Book Club, numbered and signed in blue ink by the author's son on the limitation page which precedes the half-title. Bound in crushed burgundy morocco with gilt decoration to the upper cover, marbled endpapers and silk bookmark, internally fine, binding near fine. The book describes itself as 'the first complete and accurate version of 'Epistola: in Carcere et Vinculis' the last prose work in English of Oscar Wilde' although the textual verdict on this version is that there are flaws which escaped correction until the edition of 1962. Vyvyan Holland contributes an introduction. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information..

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Book condition: Multiple small bumps on cover tops, top fore corner bumped, spine ends rubbed, small stains on rear cover, pencil notes on endpa
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London: Methuen and Co., nd (1905). Blue cloth. Multiple small bumps on cover tops, top fore corner bumped, spine ends rubbed, small stains on rear cover, pencil notes on endpaper and endpaper verso, endpaper foxing, small catalog clipping pasted to endpaper: VG- to VG/no dj. 8vo. First printing of 1st edition: Mason #388

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De Profundis.

WILDE, Oscar.:

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Methuen and Co. 36 Essex Street, Strand. 1905. . First edition, first issue. 8vo. ( 198mm. ) Pp. [4] vi - ix [2] 12 - 151 [1] blank, [2] 3 - 40 publisher's catalogue dated February 1905. Including a half-title Uncut. Teg. Contents very occasionally lightly spotted otherwise clean. Publisher's blue cloth backed boards, rubbed and lightly soiled , the spine lettered in gilt badly faded, the upper cover below the gilt title and the author's name is a gilt design by Charles Ricketts representing a bird escaping through prison bars. Mason notes the publisher's catalogue after the text as dated March 1905, in this copy the catalogue is dated February 1905 , the same month as publication. Overall a near very good copy. De Profundis (Latin: " from the depths ") is Oscar Wilde's famous letter written during his imprisonment, in Reading Gaol, for gross indecency, to " Bosie" ( Lord Alfred Douglas ).The letter was written between January and March 1897, close to the end of his ... Read more

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DE PROFUNDIS

Wilde, Oscar

  • Book condition: LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES, OW VG.
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LONDON: METHUEN & CO. LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES, OW VG.. 1905.

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Book condition: Good Minus
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London: Methuen & Co., 1938. Fountain Library edition. Includes loose letter signed by Storm Jameson. Cocked, spine sprung and lightly sunned, endpapers lightly browned, ink inscrip. to f-fep, the odd pencil underlining within, else pp clean and tidy.. Cloth. Good Minus/No Jacket. 12mo.

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Edition: Twenty-fourth Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Methuen & CO LTD, 1912. Methuen's Shilling Library " A series of general literature issued in fcap. 8vo at 1s net, printed on good paper and well bound in cloth. The books are reprints of well-known works by popular authors." Both the twenty-third and twenty-fourth editions are 'without additional matter'. Preface by Robert Ross. 151 pp. plus 8 pp. of A Few of Messr. Methuen's Publications. Book has (presumed sunned) tan spine with gilt text., light blue boards, top corners good, bottom ones bumped. Book is slightly cocked, is notation free, with very light foxing on ep's. Digital images available on request. Bookseller's Inventory # 122547.. Twenty-fourth Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 6 3/4" X 4 1/2".

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De Profundis

Wilde, Oscar

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fair
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London: Methuen and Co., 1905. 2 prior owner bookplates on front endpapers. Preliminaries offsetting including from laid-in newspaper clipping regarding a falsified De Profundis manuscript. Clipping source and date not present. Pencil notation on read pastedown that this is first edition, first issue. 40 page Methuen catalogue dated February 1905 at rear. Ink handwritten, underlined quotation beneath title as follows: "Rien n'est vrai que le beau". Some soiling of title page, but text quite clean. TEG, other edges untrimmed. Spine ends and corners bumped with minor loss of cloth. . First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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DE PROFUNDIS

Wilde, Oscar

  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Book condition: Very Good condition, LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES
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LONDON: METHUEN & CO. Very Good condition, LIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES. 1905. 1st edition. 2nd state.

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De Profundis

WILDE, OSCAR

  • Edition: 6th Printing
  • Book condition: VG
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London: Methuen & Co, 1906. Gilt lettered blue cloth. Top edge gilt. 151 pp plus Methuen ads 40 pp dated february 1906. Preface by Robert Ross. Wilde's "out of the depths" letter to Lord Alfred Douglas publsihed after his death. A vg copy.. 6th Printing. Cloth. VG. 8vo.

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DE PROFUNDIS

Oscar Wilde

  • Book condition: Good
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Methuen And Co, 1905. Unknown Binding. Good. Not a reprint. Covers show light edge wear, slight bumping. Previous owner's name and nameplate on end paper, pages show foxing.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Book condition: Fair
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London: Methuen and Co, 1905. 151pp, stated second edition, first published in Feb 1905. Written during the last few months of the author's imprisonment. Top page edges gilt, some patchy colour loss to front edge of cloth, wear to corners,head/heel of spine, a couple of faint marks to cloth, small tear to top back edge of spine, some light foxing to endpapers and less so here and there throughout book, previous owners bookplate to f.pastedown 'H.W.Langfirld' another name tidily in ink to f.endpaper 'Fitzgerald'. Second Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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DE PROFUNDIS.

WILDE, Oscar.

  • Edition: Fourth edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Methuen and Co. , [1905].. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fourth Edition (or, more correctly, 4th printing). Issued in March 1905, one month after the first. Octavo, original blue cloth titled and ruled in gilt, small device in gilt on front panel. 151 pp, 40 page publisher's catalogue, dated March, 1905, bound in at rear. Head and heel of spine panel slightly rubbed, a few small marks to the cloth, attractive bookplate on front paste-down. Front free endpaper neatly excised. A clean, very good copy.

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De Profundis

Wilde, O

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Methuen & Co, 1919. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,200grams, ISBN:

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