Fourth edition of Oscar Wilde's letter to Bosie
Fourth edition, hardback, bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. Pages untrimmed. Top edge gilt. ix, 19.5 × 13cm, 151pp + 40pp ads.
De Profundis is a 50,000 word letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to Lord Alfred Douglas, his lover. Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897; he was not allowed to send it, but took it with him upon release. In it he repudiates Lord Alfred for what Wilde finally sees as his arrogance and vanity.
A good copy. The boards are rubbed a bit and the pages are lightly foxed throughout. Some white speckled marks to covers. The binding is secure. Previous owner's names to the ffep.