De Porfundis. A Facsimile. Limited Signed Edition (2000)
Author: Oscar Wilde
Book ID: 66424
De Porfundis. A Facsimile. Introduction by Merlin Holland. The British Library, 2000. Large folio. Fourteen pages of introductory text followed by 72 pages of facsimile manuscript. Half morocco, cloth boards, housed in publisher’s slipcase.
A Special Limited Edition of 95 copies, published on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Oscar Wilde. Signed by Merlin Holland (Wilde’s grandson).
One of the most deeply moving of Oscar Wilde’s works “De Profundis,” is his letter written from Reading Gaol to Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas). An essay on spirituality and faith from the depths of despair, on his death in 1900 it was put in the hands of his executor, Robert Ross, and published in 1905.
The original manuscript is now in the British Library, MS 50141A.