MY FRIENDSHIP WITH OSCAR WILDE, by Alfred Douglas - 1932 [Signed Ltd. Ed./DJ]


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My Friendship with Oscar Wilde

Being the Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

by Alfred Douglas

American edition, signed by the author.  New York:  Coventry House, 1932  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a GOOD DJ under Mylar.

  • Painted paper covers are half bound in tan buckram.   
  • Boards show some edgewear, rubbing.  Corners are chipped and frayed, with exposed board.  See photos. 
  • Spine has label with black text and is somewhat darkened, with bumped ends.
  • Binding is secure, stitches are visible at some openings, e.g. pg. 190.  See photos.  
  • Vermilion orange end papers/ pastedowns show little sign of age or wear; a bookseller sticker at rear.
  • Half-title page, edition page, and title page show some foxing, stains at head.  See photos.  
  • Frontispiece, a photo portrait of the author, is present. 
  • Illustrations are clear. 
  • Interior is uniformly tanned.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have some dust at head.  
  • DJ with silhouette illustration is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ has chipping at spine ends, bumping, chipping and closed tears along head and foot, darkening of spine and periphery, is price-clipped on front return.  See photos.
  • PS2024.0704

307 pages. 6 x 9 1/8 inches

A very good copy of the American edition of Lord Alfred Douglas's autobiography, in strikingly patterned paper covers.  Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), Scottish poet and journalist, is known for his relationship with Oscar Wilde and for his part, as the son of the Marquis of Queensbury, in the suit which led to Wilde's criminal trial and subsequent imprisonment.  Decades after Wilde's death, Lord Alfred set out his story in an effort to set straight the record.  

Edition limited to 1000 copies.  One hundred signed by the author; this book is #20.  

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