For Love of the King, a Burmese Masque.

Wilde (Oscar, [pseud?])

For Love of the King, a Burmese Masque.

Description: FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES printed on handmade paper, pp. [xiv], 39, 8vo, original white buckram, backstrip and upper board lettered in gilt, the latter with decorations stamped in gilt, small dent to leading edge of upper board, the backstrip browned with some light overall soiling, edges untrimmed, good

Publication Details: Methuen, 1922

Notes: Oscar Wilde's authorship of this work is questionable. The play has been attributed to Mrs. Chan Toon (née Mabel Cosgrove) - supposedly its recipient, accompanied by a letter from Wilde that here prefaces the work. This edition was the cause of a legal dispute between Wilde's bibliographer, Christopher Millard (a.k.a. Stuart Mason), and the publisher - during which the lady now largely accepted as the author could not be found (she was, it was subsequently discovered, in prison having stolen a large sum from an elderly neighbour). See George Sims, 'Who Wrote "For Love of the King"?', The Book...more

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Price: £85

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1922

Stock Number: 61639

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