The Picture Of Dorian Gray (first book edition). Oscar Wilde.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray (first book edition)
The Picture Of Dorian Gray (first book edition)

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (first book edition)

London: Ward Lock and Co., (1891). First edition. Leather_bound. N.d. (1891) .First edition in book form, preceded by the 1890 appearance in Lippincott's Magazine. First issue with "nd" instead of "and" 8th line from bottom p. 208. 8vo. in three-quarter midnight black morocco over specially hand made dark brown rice paper covered boards; raised hubs, spine labels lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Binding is fine and interior is clean. vii + 334 pp. with fore edges uncut. Wilde's most famous and widely known work, this tale of horror about a dissipated "young" man whose aging and sinfulness shows not on his person but only on a painted portrait of himself that is kept locked away. Famously, the tale was a result of a luncheon between Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and their Lippincott publisher who challenged them to each produce a thrilling short story that would appeal to a broad, popular readership; Wilde produced "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and Doyle the Sherlock Holmes novella "The Sign of Four" Very Good. Item #WE11111

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