The Picture of Dorian Gray
( Charles RICKETTS, typog. ) WILDE, Osca
Published: Ward Locke, 
Stock code: 39072
8vo., First Edition; original grey boards, bevelled edges, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked in plain ivory vellum, original grey-green endpapers, uncut, boards mildly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy.
FIRST PUBLICATION IN BOOK FORM OF WILDE'S ONLY NOVEL AND MOST FAMOUS PROSE WORK, PRECEDING THE LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION PUBLISHED LATER IN THE SAME YEAR. Originally published in Lippincott's Magazine in July 1890, it appears here with six new chapters, many alterations and much additional matter. Complete with all points, including misprint on p.208. The art-nouveau-style 'butterfly' design on upper board, and the typography of half-title, title, and preface are all by Charles Ricketts. The sympathetic rebacking replaces the original parchment backstrip which is notoriously fragile and rarely present. EXTREMELY SCARCE. Mason 328.