Poems. Third Edition (1881)
Book ID: 62948
Poems. London: David Bough, 1881. Third Edition. Publisher’s white parchment boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, decorated panels to upper and lower boards depicting prunus blossoms. Covers browned & stained, lightly worn and faded along spine, contents in nice clean condition. Housed in custom slipcase.
The first printing (June 1881) consisted of 750 copies, of which only 250 copies were used for the first edition, the remaining 500 being equally divided between the second and third editions. [Mason 304].
This was Wilde’s first published collection of poetry and included the works The Garden of Eros, Athanasia, The Grave of Keats, Amor Intellectualis, Apologia, Her Voice, My Voice, and others.