YOUNG LIVES. Richard LE GALLIENNE.
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES
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YOUNG LIVES
YOUNG LIVES

YOUNG LIVES

Bristol and London: J. W. Arrowsmith and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company, 1898. 12mo (7.4 in, 18.8 cm). [i-vii] viii, 9-412 [4 ad] pp.

First edition presentation copy: Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947) was a distinguished scholar, book collector, poet, and essayist. An intimate friend of Oscar Wilde, he and Wilde dedicated poetry to each other and corresponded. A contributor to the Yellow Book, Le Gallienne achieved literary success with The Quest of the Golden Girl in 1896, and wrote almost ninety books. Oliver Henry Perkins (1843-1912) appears to have been a prominent businessman, world traveler, book collector, and patron of the arts immortalized in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.

DNB. McKenna, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde. Publisher's green ribbed-cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Provenance: pictorial cipher bookplate to front pastedown; presentation inscription to half-title page, "Oliver Henry Perkins / with sincere regards / from / Richard Le Gallienne / June '99." Slipcase in the form of a book with an elaborately gilt-decorated spine of navy blue morocco with calf labels and sides of green buckram; chemise insert in green buckram. Lower spine lightly rolled, upper rear hinge starting. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition presentation copy. Very good+. Item #1147

First edition presentation copy.

Price: $350.00

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