3 March 2004
WILDE, Oscar. The Soul of Man. London: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co. [for Arthur L. Humphreys], 1895.
4° (219 x 165mm). Woodcut head- and tail-piece and initial. (Occasional very light spotting, fore-margins lightly toned.) Original printed tan wrappers (edges a little rubbed and chipped, neatly-repaired short tear on upper wrapper, short split on spine, block split), early 20th-century morocco-backed slipcase by Jas. MacDonald Co., New York. Provenance: Newbegins, San Francisco (bookseller's ticket on lower wrapper).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, ONE OF 50 COPIES. The Soul of Man was originally published in 1891 in The Fortnightly Review under the title 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism' (vol. XLIX, no 290). Mason 367.
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