1956 The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy For Serious People
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Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper, With Slipcase
A limited edition work, limited to five hundred copies on Lee paper at the Anthoensen Press, this being numbered three-hundred and sixty-seven.
Complete in two volumes.
In the original glassine wraps and slipcase. Slipcase is in a good condition.
'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a comedic play by the illustrious Oscar Wilde.
In general, the play is a farcical comedy, with the protagonist using a fictitious persona to escape the burden of social obligations.
The play was first performed at the St James's Theatre in London, on the 14th February 1895.
Volume I illustrated with five plates.
Volume II illustrated with facsimiles of the typescripts of Acts I, III, and IV, and the manuscript of Act II.
Written by the noted Victorian figure Oscar Wilde.
In the original publisher's paper covered boards, glassine wraps, and slipcase. Externally, smart. A few very light marks to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Glassine wraps are torn with large chips. Slipcase is worn, with the backstrip detaching. A little loss of paper to the slipcase, with some wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Slipcase is in a good condition.
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