Octavo. viii, 85pp. Original gray wraps with green lettering on cover with blue cloth wrap around chemise, housed in a black half leather slipcase with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. An edition of 750 copies of this book where printed. The authors, represented by the last letters in the name of each, were: Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, Francis Wrigley Hirst, and Henry Alford Antony Cruso. Mason # 685. ". as to the motive of this production we only reply that as far as we have any, it is an honest dislike for 'Dorian Gray,' 'Salome,' the 'Yellow Book,' and the whole of the erotic, lack-a-daisical, opium-cigarette literature of the day. Out attack, however, is one on principles and not on persons. We confess straightway that our Oscar Wilde is mainly a creation of our own fancy." (Extract from preface). Block uncut at foredge and bottom. Wraps with light wear along edges, one inch closed teat at head of spine, small closed tear at tail and rubbed. Leather of slipcase lightly stained on front with white paint and small chips at spine. Slipcase in overall good, chemise in near fine, wraps in good-, and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Aristophanes at Oxford. O. W.
Publisher: J. Vincent
Publication Date: 1894
Book Condition: g- to near fine
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97812410623301.0
Book Description J. Vincent and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. N.d. , Oxford and London, 1894. Full Calf. Book Condition: Very Good. vi, 85 pp. Bound in full calf with gilt borders and lettering to front board and spine. Pale blue calf to front board & spine panel of rear board with orange/brown calf to remainder of rear board. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Spine slightly darkened with slight wear along spine edges. Internally clean. No ownership names. Play satirising Oscar Wilde. 750 copies printed, but scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 54539
Book Description J. Vincent / Simpson, Marshall, Hamilton & Kent, Oxford / London, 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 85 Pp. 7 3/4" Tall, Pages 7 7/16" Tall. Buff Wrappers Stamped In Green On Front Cover, Detailed Catalog Listing Pasted To Preliminary Blank. Bound In Full Leather, Morocco Spine, Gilt, Later Brown Calf Boards, Marbled Endpapers; Many Blank Pages Bound In At End. Collegiate Parody Of Oscar Wilde, Issued In A Small Printing, Quite Scarce And Seldom Available In The Book Market. Small Leather Library Bookplate, Gilt, Of Albert Nathan. Alfred Louis Nathan (Born December 8, 1870 In Fürth , Germany , October 9, 1922 In Bad Reichenhall, Germany ) Was A German Lawyer And Philanthropist. From The Library Of Art Collector And Poet Edward James, Later In The Library Of His Sister Silvia, But Not Marked As Such. Bookseller Inventory # 035948