Lot #251
Oscar Wilde

Scarce handwritten literary letter by Oscar Wilde, offering his service to a fellow author
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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Scarce handwritten literary letter by Oscar Wilde, offering his service to a fellow author

Irish writer (1854-1900) and leader of the Aesthetic Movement, and author of such works as The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Happy Prince. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, no date. Letter to "Mr. Young," written from "8 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square." in full: "I have only just returned from Paris, or would have done myself the pleasure of communicating sooner with you. I will be very glad if I can be of any service to the author of Pendragon, and if you have no better engagement perhaps you will breakfast with me, sans facon [informally], tomorrow (Friday) at 11 o' c." In fine condition, with a small stain to the left edge. Handwritten letters from Wilde are few and very far between!

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021





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