De Profundis

WILDE, Oscar. De Profundis.

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Inscribed by Robert Ross

WILDE, Oscar. De Profundis. London: Methuen and Co. 1915.

8vo. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt border and vignette designed by Charles Ricketts to upper board, lettered in gilt to spine, upper edge gilt, else uncut, in original dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 156; dustwrapper chipped to spine with closed tear to head, gilt cloth bright, very good. Provenance: inscribed to the collector and Beardsley scholar Rainforth Armitage Walker by Robert Ross the Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer best known for his relationship with Wilde, to whom he was a devoted friend, lover and literary executor. Walker's bookplate to front pastedown.
Thirty-first edition, with "additional matter" including letters written from prison.