Item #013011 DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN. translation, introduction, John Quinn, Jack Butler Yeats, Frederick Philip Grove.
DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN
DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN
DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN
DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN

DAS BLINDIS DES MR. W. H. : LORD ARTHUR SAVILES VERBRECHEN

Minden in Westf: J. C. C. Burns, 1903. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. First German translation of Wilde's short story, "The Portrait of Mr. W. H." , first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1889. It was later added to the collection Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891). The story is about an attempt to uncover the identity of Mr. W. H., the enigmatic dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets. which has led to speculation of the Bard's bisexuality. From the library of famous American art collector, lawyer and bibliophile John Quinn (1870 - 1924) with his book plate, designed by Yeats, on the pastedown. 8vo, gray cloth, printed in black. (8), L, 136. Art-Nouveau style endpapers. Book ticket from The Burrows Brothers Company, Cleveland, Ohio bottom rear pastedown. Covers moderately soiled, slight lean to spine, solid binding, clean internals. Prelims include publisher's descriptions of its other Wilde titles. Scarce edition with a unique provenance. Very Good. Item #013011

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