• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900). Autograph letter signed ('Oscar Wilde') to [the religious enthusiast] Georgina Cowper-Temple, Lady Mount-Temple, 16, Tite Street, n.d., offering her a copy of 'my little book of Fairy Tales', and expressing great appreciation of the way 'you have allowed my wife to be one of your friends ... and brought into her life a gracious and noble influence, which ... has a sacramental efficacy over her days. My wife has few friends -- but when she is permitted to claim you as one of them, she seems to me rich in every thing that makes life fine', 3 pages, 8vo, bifolium.

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    WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900). Autograph letter signed ('Oscar Wilde') to [the religious enthusiast] Georgina Cowper-Temple, Lady Mount-Temple, 16, Tite Street, n.d., offering her a copy of 'my little book of Fairy Tales', and expressing great appreciation of the way 'you have allowed my wife to be one of your friends ... and brought into her life a gracious and noble influence, which ... has a sacramental efficacy over her days. My wife has few friends -- but when she is permitted to claim you as one of them, she seems to me rich in every thing that makes life fine', 3 pages, 8vo, bifolium.


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