De Profundis. With Prefatory Dedication by Robert Ross. London: Methuen, 1905. First edition, first issue, with advertisements dated February, 1905. Pp ix, 151, , top edge gilt. Rebound in quarter blue moroco, marbled boards, raised bands, title lettered in gilt to spine. A fine copy, handsomely bound.
Oscar Wilde's moving essay on spirituality and faith from the depths of despair, written to his friend Robert Ross during the last months of his imprisonment. On his death in 1900 it was put in the hands of his executor and published in 1905.