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    Sale 2493 | Lot 279
    Price Realized: $27,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2493 Lot 279

      WILDE, OSCAR. Lady Windermere's Fan. A Play About a Good Woman. 8vo, original salmon cloth gilt, spine discolored with chips to head and foot and along front joint, loss of first letter of imprint; unopened, 16 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1893 at end. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

      first edition, presentation copy, signed and inscribed by wilde: "To Elisabeth Marbury, / the help of / all genuises, / from her admirer / and friend / Oscar Wilde / London [18]94." Elisabeth Marbury, a leading play agent in New York, first met Wilde during his lecture tour in 1882, and handled all his plays in America. One of 500 copies. A smaller limitation of 50 large-paper copies was also issued. A splendid association. Mason 357.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $27,500