London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
WILDE, Oscar. Poems, London: David Bogue, 1881. 8°, half title, title with publisher's device (occasional light spots), original vellum by Matthew Bell, each cover with gilt prunus blossom design within rectangular border, spine similar and gilt-lettered (a little rubbed and discoloured, head and tail of spine slightly bumped), t.e.g. FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, ONE OF 250 COPIES. Mason 304-5. Some of Wilde's poems first published in this edition.
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