Lot 248: WHISTLER, JAMES McNEILL. Mr. Whistler''s "Ten O''Clock."
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: WHISTLER, JAMES McNEILL. Mr. Whistler''s "Ten O''Clock." 29,  pages. Thin, small 8vo, tan wrappers printed in black; custom gilt-lettered tan pigskin folding case. first edition. inscribed by whistler and signed with his butterfly monogram on title-page. The first separately published appearance of Whistler''s lecture which was first delivered in London, Cambridge, and Oxford in February, March & April of 1885 in response to his irritation at Oscar Wilde''s encroachment of his aesthetic theories and intellectual preserve. London: Chatto & Windus, 1888