Classic works of literature are among the greatest of things that I would consider to be rare yet everlasting treasures of human masterpiece. I found this edition of Dorian Gray up for sale today, and I just about flipped out. It is a First English Edition large format issue of 250 numbered copies, signed by Wilde himself and includes a handwritten note by him to his friend Lancelot penned on the title page. The binding and trim sounds beautiful, and it's selling for $35,000—YES— thirty-five-THOUSAND dollars. Oh, if only.

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Speaking of Oscar Wilde, if you are ever in the mood for visiting, he rests now at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. I had a lovely visit to his resting place two summers ago, and paid my tribute to the genius along with many others, by kissing his grave.

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