London Edinburgh Glasgow Birmingham, AL. The Notable Trials Library / Gryphon Editions, Inc. reprint of William Hodge and Company, Limited 1848 edition. 1989. B&W photos. First Edition Thus [reprinting 1948 edition]. Quarter leather and boards. 8vo, green quarter leather with four raised hubs & gilt lettering over light green boards with gilt decoration on front cover, Trials' Library Introduction by Alan M. Dershowitz; reprinting Wm. Hodge & Co.; new Introduction by H. Montgomery Hyde, Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Sir Travers Humphries, P.C., illustrated with frontispiece of Oscar Wilde by Toulouse-Lautrec and 14 B&W legal exhibits, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], green silk page-marker, 384 pages +  Colophon. Weight: 1 lb. 14.5 oz. Near Fine / None. Item #6527
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish poet and popular very witty playwright. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and--laid out in this volume--the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts. As a result, he was imprisoned and not long after died an early death at age 46.
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