Rare first edition limited issue of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, estimate $6000-8000 at Potter & Potter.

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Number 34 of 1000 copies, it was published in London by Leonard Smithers and Co in 1899, four years after the original production with some changes that Wilde had made in the preceding months.

The book comes with a rare original photo: an albumen print of Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas taken in Oxford in the summer of 1893.

The estimate in Chicago on February 16 is $6000-8000.