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Lot 184: WILDE, OSCAR. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, [1891] (1 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

October 20, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 8vo (125 x 192mm.), FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (with dropped "a" on line 23 on p.208), half-title, without final blank, original parchment backed buff boards, titled in gilt on upper board with ten "butterfly" designs by Charles Ricketts, spine lettered in gilt at foot with further "butterfly" designs, spine a little darkened and rubbed

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: George Fleming, book-label

Literature: Mason 328

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