Lady Windermere’s Fan. One of Fifty Large Paper Copies (1893)
Book ID: 63292
Lady Windermere’s Fan. A Play About a Good Woman. London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. Pp , 132,  pp. First Edition, Limited Issue. Rebound in half morocco cloth boards, title lettered in gilt within a gilt panel to spine. A fine copy in handsome early binding.
Large Paper Issue, Limited to 50 Copies Printed on Hand Made Paper.
“I can resist anything but temptation” (Act I).
Epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation brought Wilde theatrical success with Lady Windermere’s Fan, the first of his comic plays to make his fortune and established him as the pre-eminent playwright of the 1890s.
‘The man or woman who does not chuckle with delight at the good things which abound in Lady Windermere’s Fan should consult a physician at once; a delay would be dangerous’ (A.B. Walkley, reviewing the first performance in Speaker).