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    Sale 2514 | Lot 16
    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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      Sale 2514 Lot 16

      JOHN MORAY STUART-YOUNG (1881–1939)


      An Urning's Love (Being a Poetic Study of Morbidity), Osrac, the Self-Sufficient and Other Poems.

      9 photogravure plates, mostly portraits of Stuart-Young and Oscar Wilde, and Alfred Douglas. Printed in red, green, and black. Publisher's gilt-pictorial vellum with daffodil design on front cover, slightly bowed, some natural discoloration; all edges trimmed and gilt, binder's placement notes in red ink on each plate, some splitting on rear pastedown from bowing. London: Hermes Press, 1905.

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500


      number 40 of only 50 copies of the limited signed first edition
      and dated March 3, 1906. Stuart-Young was a poet and African trader who yearned for literary fame and claimed to have had a relationship with Oscar Wilde. This work is a fantastical record of the friendship, including falsified letters, and Stuart-Young's own poetry.