Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 10:00

Fine Art & Antiques

Lot 1006

Sold for £19,700

Lot details

Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. Leonard Smithers and Co, London, 1899. 4to. Original publisher’s cloth. This is number 46 of 100 only signed copies on large paper. Gilt decoration to boards.

Condition report

Gilt titling to spine somewhat dulled.

Slight crushing to head and tail of spine.

Small area of bubbling to cloth on front board.

Some sun fading to front board and spine. Darkening/browning to front and rear free endpaper and slight spotting to head of half title.

Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.


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