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The Ballad of Reading Goal by  Oscar Wilde - First Edition - 1899 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938501)

The Ballad of Reading Goal

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The Ballad of Reading Goal

by Wilde, Oscar

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London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. First Edition. Very Good. First Edition, first printing. One of 800 copies originally printed, which sold out immediately. Very Good. Covers soiled, corners and spine ends softened. Endsheets offset from binder's glue. Previous owner name partially effaced from front paste down. Slight odor to pages. Clipping with apparently forged signature of Oscar Wilde tipped in on recto of final blank sheet, by no means assumed to be authentic.


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The Ballad of Reading Goal
Wilde, Oscar
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First Edition
Leonard Smithers
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.


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