The Wilde Album by Merlin Holland

First Edition

Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good+. 1998. Merlin Holland. Published by Henry Holt and Co. First American Edition. Dust Jacket in Mylar. Ex-Libris (Stamp on edges and on front cover page)

Collected for the first time, The Wilde Album is an intimate and revealing collection of over 150 photographs of the great Irish wit, writer and thinker Oscar Wilde. The book is a family album of Wilde's life from early childhood, through fame and infamy and finally imprisonment, before dying in Paris in 1900. Gathered together by Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, the collection contains pictures of Wilde both in public and in private, it also contains contemporary cartoons that brings alive the world and the life of the legendary decadent at the end of the last century.