Vera: or, The Nihilists. A Drama in a prologue and…

Vera: or, The Nihilists. A Drama in a prologue and Four Acts. by WILDE, Oscar.

~ Vera: or, The Nihilists. A Drama in a prologue and Four Acts.

Privately published [Leonard Smithers] 1880

No. 129 of 200 copies. Pp.75. Sm. 4to., original printed grey wrappers folded over stiff card, edges uncut. A fragile copy, the upper board and lower wrapper are splitting and there is wear to the spine with loss to the wrappers on the spine, some fading to edges but still intact.

The pirated edition, published by Leonard Smithers. Vera was Wilde’s first published play first appearing in 1880 (only 2 known copies). It was then printed again in 1882 in the US.The only authorised reprint of this 1882 edition was the Methuen and Co edition of 1908 when it was published with Salome and A Florentine Tragedy.

Mason, Bibliography of Oscar Wilde, 624.
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