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The Picture of Dorian Gray

WILDE, OSCAR.
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Book 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 Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.

WILDE, Oscar]
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Book 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 made 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray

WILDE, OSCAR.
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Book Description: London: Ward, Lock, 1891, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First English Edition; deluxe, large-paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies, signed by Wilde. Additionally, this copy has been inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Lancelot from his friend: the author. Nov 94." Recently bound in full green morocco with raised bands, top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed; original paper cover bound in; in a matching slipcase. Rarely found inscribed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 22911

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Wilde, Oscar
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Book 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Book 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar
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Book Description: Ward Lock, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 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 by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # zh95

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3

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Book Description: London, [1898], 1898. 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 LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, 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 First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 8vo. . 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. Mason 372. Bookseller Inventory # 259158

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Salome (INSCRIBED & SIGNED)

Wilde, Oscar
(Nerima Ku, TOKYO, Japan)
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Book Description: Librairie d'Art Independent, Paris, France & Mathews & Lane, London, UK, 1893. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Softcover. 8vo. Near fine condition. Text in French. 84 pages. Stiff purple wraps. Inscribed and signed by Oscar Wilde to Catulle Mendes (1841–1909), French poet, critic, and novelist of the Parnassian school who founded the Revue fantaisiste (1861), contributed to the Parnasse contemporain, and wrote volumes of verse, including Philoméla (1863) and La Grive des vignes (1895). L’Evangile de l’enfance (1894). It was rumoured that Oscar Wilde and Catulle Mendes were lovers at one time. Tipped to the front endpaper is a small, short telegram from Marcel Schwob to Catulle Mendes. Marcel Schwob's (1867–1905) work is associated with the decadent and symbolist movements. His volumes of tales include Le Roi au masque d'or/The King with the Golden Mask 1892, Le Livre de Monelle/The Book of Monelle 1894, Vies imaginaires/Imaginary Lives 1896, La Croisade des enfants/The Children's Crusade 1896, and La Lampe de Psyche/Psyche's Lamp 1903. He also wrote essays and various works on the 15th century. Covers sunned to the edges. Light stain to the top edge of the back cover. Top and bottome corners of the front cover lightly creased. Title and ornament in silver to the front cover lightly rubbed. Spine edges look to have been professonally repaired but are fragile. Light, small brown spot to the title page, else internally in fine condition. A most excellent association copy in near fine condition. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12493973691

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Poems

Wilde, Oscar
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Book 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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Intentions

WILDE, OSCAR.
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Book 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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Poems

Wilde, Oscar
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Book Description: London: David Bogue, 1881. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition. Signed and dated by Wilde in Philadelphia in January 1882 during Wilde's celebrated visit to the U.S., as a lecturer for Major Ponds, he spent some weeks in Philadelphia; where an American edition of his Poems was published in 1881. One of 250 copies. Original japan vellum by Matthew Bell, gilt blossom design within rectangular border to covers, gilt-decorations and lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Lightly rubbed, light toning to endpapers, and some minor occasional minor spots, else near fine. Some of Wilde's best known poems were first published in this collection, many of which had not been published in periodicals. Included are "Helas," "Ave Imperatrix," "Sonnet to Liberty," "Requiscat" and "The Grave of Shelley." Mason 304-5. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # OW010

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Book 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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The Works of Oscar Wilde

WILDE, OSCAR
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
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Book Description: Methuen & Co & Charles Carrington, London, 1908. Vellum. Book Condition: About Fine. 1st. Octavo. Limited to 80 copies only. Fourteen (14) volumes in original limp vellum with yapp edges. Gilt lettering to spine and front panel. Top edge gilt. Designs by Charles Ricketts. Based on last issues of each book approved by the author and some material printed here for the first time. A beautiful and exquisite set. Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 17682

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Poems

Wilde, Oscar
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Book Description: Chiswick Press For Elkin Matthews & John Lane, London, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. LIMITED EDITION, one of 220 copies SIGNED BY WILDE. A bright copy. Elegant signed limited edition using the sheets from David Bogue's fifth edition of 1882 which incorporated many significant changes. London: Chiswick Press for Elkin Matthews & John Lane, 1892. Octavo, original gilt-decorated cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Mason 309. Chip at top of spine, wear at base of spine; a little foxing to boards. A bright, unusually nice copy of a book often found in poor condition. Bookseller Inventory # 774

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

WILDE, Oscar
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Book Description: Ward Lock, London, 1891. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. First. Portion of the original gray boards with 10 gilt butterfly designs by Charles Ricketts is bound in. Ricketts also designed the title page. First published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in July 1890, this first edition in book form contains six new chapters, many alterations and much additional material. It is inscribed by Wilde on the verso of the title page to Malcolm Brown. Mason, 328. 8vo, re-bound in full purple morocco with gilt decorated spine, g.t., uncut. London: Ward Lock, (1891). First Edition. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 202734

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Ravenna

WILDE, Oscar
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Book 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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A Woman of No Importance

Wilde, Oscar
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Book Description: London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, 1894, 1894. An attractive copy of this witty and urbane play by Wilde First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies. 4to. 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. Original buckram gilt. Spine and extremities darkened, endleaves with some paste darkening, else fine, in a custom purple half-morocco slipcase and chemise. Mason 365. Provenance: Arthur Chester Rhodes. Bookseller Inventory # 256986

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

Wilde Oscar.
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Book Description: Nutt., London., 1889. Book Condition: Good. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Jacob Hood (illustrator). Second edition. Wilde, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Small 4to. p.p. 116. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Jacob Hood. Org. cream pictorial cloth with attractive red print. Loosely inserted is a three page letter written and signed by Wilde from his London home, 16 Tite Street and on embossed lyric club paper. Signed hand written Wilde letters are rare. Wilde Holograph Letter. Bookseller Inventory # 696_11

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DE PROFUNDIS

WILDE, Oscar
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Book Description: London: Methuen, (1905), 1905. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Preface by Robert Ross. Arguably, this item is the single most important copy of the First Edition of Wilde's painful accounting of the effect of social débâcle and imprisonment: the famed Robert Ross copy. The only work Wilde wrote in prison and the last work in prose he ever wrote, the manuscript of which Wilde entrusted to his dear friend, Robert [Robbie] Ross, his sometime lover, most stalwart supporter, and writer of this book's Preface. To add even more significance to the item, this copy is inscribed by Ross himself (and dated Feb. 26th 1906) to their mutual friend Ponsonby [Augustus Moore Sullivan], rumored sometime lover to Wilde and brother-in-law to Wilde's close friend More Adey. On the front free endpaper, the inscription reads: For Ponsonby / from / Robert Ross / Feb 26th 1906 . Just a very good copy, albeit quite heavily foxed on the preliminary pages, yet the book's 151 pages following the Preface (plus the Methuen ads following) are quite clean and presentable. The book is housed in a stunning deep blue custom clamshell box of full oasis morocco, gilt ruled, raised bands, rich gilt foliage ornamentation, leather bands, gilt titles. A thoroughly elegant and impressive presentation as befits this significant literary treasure. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4535086977

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A Woman of No Importance

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Book Description: London: John Lane at the Sign of The Bodley Head, 1894. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, one of 50 large-paper copies printed on handmade paper. Original publisher's yellow buckram boards with gilt decorations 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. Bookseller Inventory # OW018

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Picture of Dorian Gray

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Book Description: Ward Lock And Co, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the correct 1ST ISSUE printed 24 April 1891 with "nd" for "and" on p.208. "On p. 208, eight lines from the bottom, is a small misprint, the first letter being dropped from the word 'and'." (Mason, 328) The initial, shorter version of the Picture of Dorian Gray was published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, July 1890. As here first published in book form, the story contains six new chapters, many alterations and much additional matter, including the famous Preface. The book size is approx. 7 1/2" by 5" printed on smooth wove paper; top edge gilt, other edges uncut. It is beautifully bound in contemporary Art Nouveau style black morocco with boards ruled in blind and with an initial 'W' within a laurel wreath stamped in gilt on upper board. The spine has raised bands, lettered in gilt and with a gilt-stamped laurel bough. Turn-ins elaborately bordered in gilt. The gray paper cover of the front board of the original publisher's binding (designed by Charles Ricketts) with 'Dorian Gray' above ten small "butterfly" designs stamped in gilt, and the original white parchment backstrip lettered in gilt at the foot 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde' are preserved and bound in, pasted on rear fly-leaves. The book is Complete. Page (i) is half-title (with verso blank), page (iii) is title-page (with verso blank). The Preface occupies pages (iv)-(vii),page (viii) being blank. The half-title, title-page and the words "The Preface" on p. v and "Oscar Wilde" on p. vii are printed in fancy capitals designed by Ricketts. Overall, a nice copy with some wear to extremities and spine. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable copy of this true first edition. We buy Wilde First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1822252237

Book 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Lippincott's Monthly Magazine)

Oscar Wilde
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Book Description: Ward, Lock and Co., 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. TRUE FIRST EDITION, UK ISSUE. London: Ward, Lock and Co, 1890. 162 pp. (First published in the UK on June 20, 1890 as the July issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, simultaneously with the more common American issue.) Original cloth binding. Bound in gray cloth by the publisher, probably at a later date, with the front cover placed at the rear. Rare. Good condition overall. Complete text intact. Clean pages. No jacket, as issued. Moderate foxing to endpapers and covers. A single library stamp on the ffep, no other markings or indications of library status. Spine soiled, label worn at edges but still quite legible. Front cover creased at binding, chipped at edges. First eight pages have tiny dog-ears. A little bit of light dampstaining to outer margins of some pages. Binding sturdy. A solid copy of a rare modern first, especially uncommon in its British issue.The novel runs exactly a hundred pages. Wilde's manuscript had been edited (or "censored," as most would say) somewhat by the editor before publication, but it was Wilde's own 1891 revision and expansion of the novel before its first separate publication that jettisoned many of the book's overt homoerotic themes. Subsequent printings were of the more tame version. Bookseller Inventory # 120302001

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Poems.

WILDE, Oscar.
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Book Description: London: David Bogue, 1881, 1881. Octavo. Original white japon, titles to spine gilt, foliate design gilt-blocked to spine and sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary bookplates and ownership inscription. Spine a little rolled, mild soiling to covers and tanning to endpapers, but an exceptional copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression. One of only 250 copies used for the first issue. Bookseller Inventory # 77503

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The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Wilde, Oscar.
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Book Description: Ward Lock, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. London: Ward Lock, (1891). First Edition, first issue, with misprint on page 208 ('nd' instead of 'and'). Pages vii, 334, uncut. Original beveled boards, upper cover with gilt lettering atop a pattern of ten gilt butterflies (designed by Charles Ricketts), rebacked in smooth linen, with title lable to upper spine, original endpapers with inner hinges professionally repaired. Covers lightly scuffed, contents in near fine condition. One of the greatest works in the history of western literature of a very profound and timeless love story. [Mason 328]. Bookseller Inventory # 49585

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The Sphinx

WILDE, OSCAR
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Book Description: London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane, 1894, 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Original cream vellum gilt. 44 pp., with ten designs (nine full-page) in sepia. Some minor soiling to the binding, but overall a fresh copy, with occasional slight pinpoint foxing to the contents. Early owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Fine condition FIRST EDITION. One of 200 copies designed and illustrated by Charles Ricketts. With this book, Ricketts became the first illustrator to assume full control of both design and illustration, resulting in one of the most handsome illustrated books of the late nineteenth century. Employing the wit for which he is so well known, Wilde said of The Sphinx, “My first idea was to print only three copies: one for myself, one for the British Museum, and one for Heaven. I had some doubts about the British Museum.” Contrary to Wilde’s self-debasement, the poem rightly belongs among the great works of his contemporaries and has been critically read by scholars alongside Poe’s, “The Raven,” and Keats’, “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Moreover, this work is considered the first poem written by Wilde to allude to the illicit sexual practices for which he was put on trial and imprisoned only one year later. Wilde wrote “The Sphinx” between his seminal novel, Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), and his greatest play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), and it reflects Wilde’s enduring affinity to poetry, the genre of literature with which he began and ended his literary career. “The Sphinx” is “among the most remarkable works ever penned by human hand. If such lines have not the haunting, magical touch of the true poet, we know not where to look for it in all English literature” (Globe, 1909). An important part of Wilde’s poetical canon and a landmark in the evolution of British book production, this is a classic of late Victorian art. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12592176851

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Salome. A tragedy in One Act: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley

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Book Description: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day, London and Boston, 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator). First Edition. First English language Edition; one of only five hundred copies printed. Armorial book plates of John Dawson Mayne and Francis Stanton Blake. Publisher's coarse teal cloth with bright gilt decor to front and rear boards. Ten tipped-in sur blanc plates together with curtain vignette & decorative Title & List of Picture pages by Beardsley. Gilt lettering to spine. Modest wear to head, tail, and hinges. Less than usual fading to spine (See Image). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [vii], 67, 13 (ads) pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1449

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Book Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1899. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Wilde, Oscar. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. London: Leonard Smithers and Company, 1899. First Trade Edition, one of 1000 copies, this one hand-numbered #336. Original mauve cloth, beautifully decorated in gilt. A Fine copy, virtually no wear but the spine is a trifle darkened, there are some tiny corner bumps, and a stamp-sized book label has been partially removed from the front paste-down. No other books published in the 19th Century are more deserving of numerical grading on a 1-5 scale than Wilde's plays due to the fragile color and texture of the cloth (and the impossibility of accurate photography). Fives are almost non-existent. And mediocre threes and twos are common. This is a four. Yes, the rules of rare book description have just been violated. But that's what we have on offer: a great copy just shy of faultless yet worthy of a premium over the usual faded and finger-soiled suspects which can be found online. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is not just Oscar Wilde's greatest work, it's arguably the greatest play written during the reign of Queen Victoria. Housed in a custom slipcase. $5,500.00. Bookseller Inventory # 001426

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Salomé - Drame en un acte.

WILDE, Oscar. ORAZI, Manuel (illustrates).
(London, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, Paris., 1930. First edition thus: illustrated by Manuel Orazi. Quarto. pp [viii], 96. Frontispiece and twenty-five other art deco illustrations by Orazi, the coloured wood engravings being by Pierre Bouchet.Out of a total edition of 149 copies this is one of the 125 reserved for members of the Société, this being number 101 printed with the name of Robert-J. Rolo on the limitation page. Fine binding of full dark green morocco with one of Orazi's designs (the one from page 60) reproduced in blind on the front. The binder might well be Charles Meunier who is known to have worked for Rolo.Spine very faintly faded, otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # WILDEOSC012573

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Poems

Oscar Wilde
Bookseller: Mark Sieling
(Arlington, VA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: London, David Bogue, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Complete and in fine condition, 8vo, 236 pages. Some old glue residue on front and rear fly leaves not effecting text in the least. Bound in full Japon vellum by Mathew Bell, with a gilt prune blossem design rectangular vignette on front cover and similar gilt design on the spine--and out side of a few very light smudges in as issued condition Top edge gilt and all others untrimmed. House in light blue cloth chamise, Within a hald dark blue leather and blue cloth covered slipcase--all in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # N129

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