ROSE-LEAF AND APPLE-LEAF. L’ENVOI.
ROSE-LEAF AND APPLE-LEAF. L’ENVOI.

ROSE-LEAF AND APPLE-LEAF. L’ENVOI.

London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1904.

First Edition. The first separate edition, no. 164 of 200 copies printed. With title page in red, green and black. The pages contain a Reprint of Oscar Wilde’s Introduction (L’Envoi) to Rennell Rodd’s “Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf”. “This is the first publication in England of Mr. Wilde’s Essay”. Issued in gray paper wrappers, this copy rebound in a vellum binding with an elaborate and quite delicate pen and ink design by German artist Hans Volkert. Signed by Volkert on the back, and dated “Munchen 1906”. On the front cover is the delicately lettered monogram of Wilde collector and Hungarian artist C. V. H. de Rozsnyay, whose essays on Wilde were published in Budapest in 1909. (Mason 614).

Item #285541

Price: $950.00