San Francisco: Privately Printed for William Andrews Clark Jr. by John Henry Nash, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Privately printed folio-sized hardcover containing reprints of 25 letters from Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas (aka Bosie) who was a poet and lover of Wilde. On the copyright is printed a statement from the literary executor for the Estate of Oscar Wilde (V.B. Holland) it states that Clark has permission to reproduce this collection of letters which he acquired from John B. Stetson for this privately printed edition for distribution to his friends. Colophon in the back states this is copy #50 of 225 printed. In the front, is a tipped in leaf with printed statement: "Complements of / William Andrews Clark, Jr. / Christmas mdccccxxiv". Impressive production, with very real-looking reproductions of the letters all tipped-in. Frontispiece of Bosie. Folio, 13" tall including slipcase; book 12.5" x 9.75" 3/4" tear at crown of spine, otherwise a very good copy in a solid good to very good slipcase with edge-chipping and sunning.
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