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WILDE, OSCAR.

Published by London: Ward, Lock, 1891 (1891)

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Item Description: London: Ward, Lock, 1891, 1891. First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher's vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. There are some small chips and tears. Six old tape mends have been removed from inside the corners and edges of the dust jacket, leaving stains that have bled through to the surface. We have previously either had two copies in dust jacket, or a single example twice. Whichever is the case, it certainly is a rarity in dust jacket. In a custom quarter-morocco slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 26950

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. A Trivial: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by LondonLeonard Smithers and Co. (1899)

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Item Description: LondonLeonard Smithers and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Signed Limited Edition. Original lavender gilt-stamped and decorated cloth. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case. A very good indeed neat copy, the boards lightly water-stained to the top of the front panel with some related inoffensive rippling of the cloth. Corners a little bumped and spine marginally faded but the gilt is sharp and the mauve colour of the cloth remains strong. Internally the book is extremely clean and bright with just a little browning to the endpapers, offset from the ex libris bookplate of Wilde’s Swedish translator, Michael Gripenberg, on the front pastedown. The contents are entirely complete without loose or torn pages (some remain uncut) and with no inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example. Limited edition of 100 copies on large paper, this copy numbered 87 and signed by Oscar Wilde in black ink on the limitation page. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 11646

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The Picture of Dorian Gray.: WILDE, Oscar.

WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1891 (1891)

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Item Description: London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1891, 1891. Small quarto. Original quarter vellum, bevelled grey paper boards, titles and decorations to spine and boards gilt, olive endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine tanned with ends professionally restored, corners just a touch rubbed, a few small and very faint markings to boards, occasional tanning to deckle edges, internally clean and fresh. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 189 of 250 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and signed by Wilde, rare in this condition. Wilde's only novel and considered by many his greatest work, Dorian Gray combined the supernatural elements of the Gothic novel with the sins of French decadent fiction. Wilde famously insists in the Preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That's all" (p. vi). Dorian Gray first appeared in Lippincott's magazine simultaneously in Philadelphia and London, on 20 June 1890. That publication was immediately followed by an unauthorized, pirated version, printed 22 June 1890 in New York by M. J. Ivers & Co. Wilde then substantially revised the work and added six new chapters for book publication. This deluxe signed edition is of considerably greater rarity and value than the unsigned first trade edition issued three months earlier. At least one contemporary review praised this edition in particular: "the book, with its unique and piquant binding and lettering, its characteristic title page and yet more characteristic preface, is a delight to eye and hand" (Glasgow Herald). The title page, half-title, and cover were designed by Charles Ricketts, who designed the bindings of many Wilde volumes. Mason 329. Bookseller Inventory # 104640

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Leonard Smithers (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. This edition is limited to 99 numbered copies SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Oscar Wilde First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7218978449

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Salome. A Tragedy in One Act: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by Elkins Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day, London / Boston (1894)

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Item Description: Elkins Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day, London / Boston, 1894. Beardsley, Aubrey (illustrator). Small quarto. (x), 66, (2)pp., + 13ff. plates. First English and first illustrated edition. One of 125 copies on Japan vellum. In addition to the ten black & white plates listed at the front of the book, this copy contains all three of the suppressed plates. The first, "John and Salome," was replaced in the final book with "The Black Cape." The other two plates are earlier versions of "Enter Herodias" and "Toilette of Salome," which were deemed too risqué for publication and were altered. Although Wilde commissioned Beardsley to illustrate his translation of Salome, he was shocked by the end result and felt that the images overpowered his text. Beardsley mocked Wilde in several of the illustrations, depicting him as the "Woman in the Moon" and as a jester in "Enter Herodias." This copy was specially bound for Dr. Charles Carpenter, with his engraved bookplate, in gilt-decorated vellum, with brown leather onlays to the spine, gilt-stamped turn-ins, and blue marbled paper endpapers. An extremely fine copy of a book rarely encountered with all suppressed plates. (Gallatin, pp. 46-49; Lasner 59). Bookseller Inventory # 25696

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WILDE, Oscar.]

Published by London: Leonard Smithers, 1898 (1898)

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers, 1898, 1898. Octavo. Original vellum-backed mustard cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Vellum spine a little dusty, cloth a touch thumbed but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, limited issue, one of 30 numbered copies printed on japon. On the verso of the title page is a hand written, 16-line poem titled "In Memoriam Oscar Wilde" and signed George Ives. The verses allude to those who had betrayed Wilde and ends "Some day on history's page / Shall his mournful fate be told / Young eyes in a better age / Shall weep at this tale of old". Ives was a minor poet and founder of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society for homosexuals. He was to be one of the very few of Wilde's friends who visited him during his imprisonment. Bookseller Inventory # 35071

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Ward, Lock & Company (1891)

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Item Description: Ward, Lock & Company, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. This edition is limited to 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. The book is in excellent shape for being over 100 years old. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Oscar Wilde First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7218978257

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Ward Lock (1891)

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Item Description: Ward Lock, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s)handsomely bound in full green morocco gilt by bayntum-riviere, with morocco edged cloth slip-case. raised bands on the spine. marbled end papers. the original front and rear wrappers have been bound in at the back. signed by Oscar wilde on the limitation page. this is number 207 of 250 signed copies. no other inscriptions. internally fine. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # zh95

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3: Wilde, Oscar]

Wilde, Oscar]

Published by London (1898)

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Item Description: London, 1898. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 30 Copies of the Rare First. First edition of Wilde's legendary poem, written while he was in jail, in its rarest state - being one of only 30 copies printed on Japanese vellum.This copy comes from the distinguished library of the actress LENA ASHWELL (1872-1957), who as a young actress toured in Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan in 1891, later becoming actor-manager of the Savoy Theatre. According to her biographer, Margaret Leask (Lena Ashwell: Actress, Patriot, Pioneer. Univ. of Hertfordshire Press, 2012), Ashwell was particularly troubled by the news of Wilde's arrest, and wrote later: "? the atmosphere of London was horrible and cruel. His plays were so very brilliant, and I had seen this when I was in Ladt Windermere's, so I felt that he was a friend and in desperate trouble." Later, during WWI, she is known to have pioneered the organization of entertainments on a large scale for the British troops in France.An excellent association copy of an essential Wilde rarity. Mason 372 Cinnamon-colored cloth, vellum spine. Covers show slight insect damage and minor soiling, spine a bit soiled, otherwise a very good copy in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise and with the bookplate and signature of actress LENA ASHWELL on the front pastedown First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. Bookseller Inventory # 259158

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated: Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde.

Published by London, David Nutt. Number 60 of only 75 numbered copies signed by the publisher and Oscar Wilde. (1888)

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Item Description: London, David Nutt. Number 60 of only 75 numbered copies signed by the publisher and Oscar Wilde., 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Number 60 of only 75 numbered copies signed by the publisher and Oscar Wilde. First edition. Size of the binding: 7 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. Signed limitation page; half-title; title-page in red and black; 116 pp. + printer's page. The illustrations include three by Walter Crane (each of which is in two states) and a smaller illustration at the beginning of each story; each illustration is mounted. Bound in full, brown, crushed morocco by Stikeman with its stamp, featuring five raised bands on the spine, gilt titling, and a richly gilt design on the covers; inner green morocco doublures, dentelles, and gray silk endpapers; top-edge gilt. An extremely fine copy in a brown cloth-covered slipcase. The slipcase edges show light wear. [Limitation Statement]: "Seventy-five copies of this Edition have been printed, sixty-five of which are for sale. All are numbered and signed by the Publisher." [signed]: Oscar Wilde. This Copy is No. 60 [signed]: D Nutt. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # L-39

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WILDE, Oscar

Published by Leonard Smithers and Co., London (1899)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers and Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. Small quarto (7-1/4" x 8-7/8") in original gilt-stamped and decorated lavender cloth with gilt designs by Charles Shannon. Copy #21 of only 100 SIGNED by the author. Wilde's third comedy, very scarce in the limited signed edition. Slight browning to the endpapers, as customary, otherwise a clean copy with mild bumping to the corners and spine tips, some fading to the spine with a rather faint stain, and mild soiling to the covers. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 017822

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane (1892)

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Item Description: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. This edition is limited to 220 numbered copies SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. The book is in excellent shape for being over 100 years old. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Oscar Wilde First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7218977377

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WILDE, OSCAR.

Published by London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, 1891 (1891)

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Item Description: London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, 1891, 1891. First Edition. Publisher's cloth; cloth soiled and with some wear; only a good copy. Signed by the author in the month of publication on the leaf opposite the title, "Oscar Wilde/ May Ô91." The inscription is faintly blotted onto the title page. The book was published on May 2, 1891 in an edition of 1500 copies, 600 of which were issued with the American Dodd, Mead imprint. Bookseller Inventory # 26199

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WILDE, Oscar

Published by Thomas Shrimpton, Oxford (1878)

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Item Description: Thomas Shrimpton, Oxford, 1878. paperback. Book Condition: very good(+). First. The Newdigate Prize Poem. First issue of Wilde's first book, with the crest on the front wrapper & title page, and autographed- "with the author's compliments". As with the other very small number of inscribed copies, this one has a vertical crease down the middle as if once folded to fit in the pocket of someone who attended the reading. Now housed in a half morocco slipcase. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. 16p., grey-green wrappers, faded at the edges, with one short closed tear, and a tiny chip at the lower corner. Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton, 1878. Bookseller Inventory # 208364

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WILDE, OSCAR.

Published by London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane, 1892 (1892)

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Item Description: London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane, 1892, 1892. First Edition. One of 220 copies signed by Wilde and the bookÕs designer Charles Ricketts; this is number 199. PublisherÕs cloth; bookplate; front free endpaper edges chipped; hinges weak; spine ends worn; overall, very good. Bookseller Inventory # 34272

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A Woman of No Importance: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, London (1894)

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Item Description: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, London, 1894. First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies. 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 4to. Large Paper Copy, One of 50. An attractive large paper copy. Wilde's witty and urbane satire of the English upper class. This was written and produced in 1893 near the height of Wilde's career, between Salome (1891) and his masterpiece The Importance of Being Ernest (1895). Mason 365. Provenance: Arthur Chester Rhodes Original buckram gilt. Spine and extremities darkened, endleaves with some paste darkening, else fine, in a custom purple half-morocco slipcase and chemise 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 4to First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies. Bookseller Inventory # 256986

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La maison des grenades: WILDE Oscar

WILDE Oscar

Published by Editions de la Plume (1902)

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Item Description: Editions de la Plume, 1902. Couverture rigide. - Editions de la Plume, Paris 1902, 14x19cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 7 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête après 3 Chine. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement décorés, filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couverture et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Maylander. Ouvrage illustré de deux portraits d'Oscar Wilde. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Charles Hayoit avec son ex-libris encollé en tête d'un contreplat. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, one of seven numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition 3 after China. Binding half morocco burgundy with corners, back with five nerves set with gold decorated with double ornate gilded boxes nets, nets gilded on marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved cover and backs, gilded head, elegant binding signed Maylander. Illustrated book of two portraits of Oscar Wilde. Provenance: from the library of Charles Hayoit with his bookplate pasted leading a contreplat. Very nice copy perfectly established. Bookseller Inventory # 53271

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Poems: WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE, OSCAR

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1882)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1882. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Authorized American Edition. SIGNED BY WILDE on the title-page: "For Carl from his friend / Oscar Wilde '83". 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm, pp. vii, 230, brown satin cloth, stamped with floral design in squares, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, floral endpapers. Invisible repair to head & tail of spine, repair to paper over hinge. A very nice, collectible copy of Wilde's first book, originally published in London 1881. Size: 12 Mo. Signed By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 22474

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La ballade de la geôle de Reading.: CAMUS Albert &

CAMUS Albert & WILDE Oscar

Published by Falaize (1952)

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Item Description: Falaize, 1952. couverture souple. - Falaize, Paris 1952, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition de la traduction française établie par Jacques Bour et édition originale de la célèbre préface d'Albert Camus, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Madagascar, tirage de tête. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A Michel Simon grand artiste avec les voeux chaleureux d'un de ses vieux admirateurs" enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé du traducteur Jacques Bour : "A Michel Simon qui ferait crouler tous les murs!" Rare et bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition of the French translation by Jacques Bour and first edition of the famous preface of Albert Camus, one of 50 copies numbered on vellum Madagascar, deluxe edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus: "A Michel Simon great artist with warm wishes from one of his old admirers" enriched autograph autograph dedication of the author signed translator Jacques Bour: "A Michel Simon that would collapse the walls! " Rare and beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 53361

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Works]: Wilde, Oscar; [edited

Wilde, Oscar; [edited by Robert Ross]

Published by Methuen & Co. (1908), London (1908)

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Item Description: Methuen & Co. (1908), London, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Some minor spotting and discolouration to vellum. Some shelf rubbing and dust stains to lower page edges. Minor spots of foxing. Page edges darkened on "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in comparison with the other volumes. A nice set. ; 14 volumes. 13 volumes with the Methuen imprint, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with Paris imprint of Charles Carrington. All volumes from the edition of 80 copies only, printed on Japanese vellum (a kind of handmade paper), and bound in full limp vellum bindings. Gilt italic lettering on spines and front covers. Front covers with three circular gilt decorations designed by Charles Ricketts. Page dimensions: c.205 x 145mm. Individual volume titles: The Duchess of Padua; Salomé. A Florentine Tragedy. Vera; Lady Windermere's Fan; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Prose Pieces; Intentions and the Soul of Man; Poems; A House of Pomegranates, The Happy Prince and Other Tales; De Profundis; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Reviews; Miscellanies. [Bibliographical reference: Mason, pp. 459-490.] [Provenance: 13 volumes William H. Horton, (1877-1954, surgeon in Auckland, New Zealand). All 13 of these with Horton's blind address-stamp, and Ex-libris bookplate. The 14th volume, "The Picture of Dorian Gray", acquired separately to complete the set. No owner's markings in this volume.]. Bookseller Inventory # 17954

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by London: David Nutt (1888)

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Item Description: London: David Nutt, 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Crane, Walter; Hood, Jacomb (illustrator). 1st Edition. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. First edition. One of 1,000 copies. Paper covered boards, with an illustration by Hood to the front board in black, decoratively lettered in red. An excellent copy, with some light rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, a few tiny chips to the spine head, a few spots of light soiling to the otherwise bright boards, minor crease to the rear board, tiny split to the paper hinge inside the front cover, otherwise tight and sturdy binding with bright and clean pages. Overall, a lovely and unsophisticated copy of an extremely fragile book. Housed in a custom folding box. Mason 313. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales and fables, including "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket." Although they are primarily geared toward children, the stories in this volume are laden with Wilde's signature wit and have a melancholy and sometimes sarcastic undertone. This volume is beautifully illustrated in black and white by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Specifically, Crane illustrated the full-page plates (including the frontispiece), and Hood created the in-text illustrations for the chapter headings and the front cover. Bookseller Inventory # OW032

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by London: John Lane at the Sign of The Bodley Head (1894)

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Item Description: London: John Lane at the Sign of The Bodley Head, 1894. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Shannon, Charles (illustrator). First Edition. First edition, one of 50 large-paper copies printed on handmade paper. Original publisher's yellow buckram boards with gilt decorations by Charles Shannon to covers and spine, spine lettered in gilt. Covers toned along outer margin, spine toned, only the slightest trace of rubbing to the extremities, former owner bookplate to front pastedown, and light offsetting to endpapers. A very good, tight and clean copy. An extremely scarce book in the large-paper format. Mason 365. A Woman of No Importance was published simultaneously in two formats: small octavo (the standard edition of 500 copies) and quarto (the "Large Paper" issue of 50 copies). While both constitute the first edition of A Woman of No Importance, the large paper copies are decidedly rarer than the octavos; intended to be more exclusive and deluxe publications, large paper formats were typically produced using higher quality materials, lacked the publisher's advertisements, and were printed in small print runs. Because they were intended as collectibles from publication, large paper copies of Wilde's plays are exceedingly scarce. A Woman of No Importance is a four-act play that was first produced in London at the Haymarket Theatre on April 19, 1893. Like many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes the English upper-class and criticizes Victorian society. The title "a woman of no importance" refers to the character Mrs. Arbuthnot who bears the illegitimate son of Lord Illingworth. Although societal conventions deem her a sinful woman, Wilde proves Arbuthnot a respectable widow who is rewarded with a son who treats women respectfully. In contrast, Illingworth, one of Wilde's archetypal dandy figures, is rejected by his son and may of the women in the play, making him a "man of no importance.". Bookseller Inventory # OW018

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Item Description: 13 volumes by Methuen and Co., London; "The Picture of Dorian Gray" at Charles Carrington, Paris, 1908., 1908. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, LIMITED to 1000 sets on handmade paper. 14 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent hall dark green oasis morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Fine. A handsome set that includes several first editions. Mason [420-448a]. Bookseller Inventory # 39461

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WILDE, Oscar.]

Published by London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899, 1899. Small quarto. Original pink cloth, spine and covers with stylized leaf devices in gilt, spine gilt-lettered, edges uncut, pages partially unopened. Housed in a custom red marbled chemise and slipcase. Spine rolled and faded, boards a little marked, tips bumped. An excellent copy. First edition of Wilde's comic masterpiece, and one of 1,000 copies. Mason 381. Bookseller Inventory # 103674

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WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894 (1894)

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Item Description: London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894, 1894. Octavo. Original blue canvas boards, titles to spine and decoration on boards gilt, pages partly unopened. Housed in a custom yellow chemise and slipcase. Spine and board edges slightly faded, spine cracked but holding, contents lightly foxed, with a couple of small stains. A very good copy. 10 plates by Aubrey Beardsley, printed on glazed paper from line blocks engraved by Carl Hentschel. First edition in English, first impression, one of 500 copies. Salome was originally written by Wilde in French and first published in that language; the English version, translated by Lord Alfred Douglas and illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, appeared the following year. Mason 350. Bookseller Inventory # 103677

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Intentions. The Decay of Lying; Pen Pencil: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, London (1881)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, London, 1881. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing A stunning copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy bound in the original publisher's green cloth. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13195342910

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WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893 (1893)

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Item Description: London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893, 1893. Quarto (218 x 160 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, panelling to boards gilt, floral corner pieces gilt, decoration to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Mild toning to pages, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Bookseller Inventory # 91613

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1909)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1909. Large Paper edition. Octavo, 12 volumes. Three quarters blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt top edge, deckled pages, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. An attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 5808

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Oscar Wilde

Published by Methuen & Co (1908)

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Item Description: Methuen & Co, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Collected Works of Oscar Wilde, limited to 1000 sets. The text, with many first appearances, were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author. The occasional mark, occasional spotting to pages, some volumes with wear to top edges of boards, an excellent set. PRICE REDUCTION. Bookseller Inventory # 000001

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated: WILDE, Oscar.

WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London: David Nutt, 1888 (1888)

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Item Description: London: David Nutt, 1888, 1888. Small quarto. Original cream-coloured limp boards, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in red (with pictorial design in black). Attractive bookplate of Herbert & Jacquelin Ten Broeck. Spine a little rolled and toned, covers toned (as usual) and with a few marks and scuffs, touch of foxing to half-title and end matter. Frontispiece and 2 plates by Walter Crane, head and tail-pieces by Jacomb Hood. First edition of Wilde's only collection of children's stories, including The Selfish Giant, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. Wilde's "reputation as an author dated from the publication of the Happy Prince and Other Tales in London in May 1888. The Athenaeum compared him to Hans Christian Andersen, and Pater wrote to say that 'The Selfish Giant' was 'perfect in its kind,' and the whole book written in 'pure English' – a wonderful compliment" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, 1987, p. 282). Mason 313 ("1,000 copies were printed"). Bookseller Inventory # 110547

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