The Writings of Oscar Wilde, Uniform Edition, Illustrated.
London & New York
by Wilde, Oscar.
London & New York: Keller-Farmer, Co., 1907. 15 vols., 8vo, (volumes unnumbered, see below for pagination and plates) title-pages printed in red and black, additional illustrated title-page to each volume. Modern quarter calf ruled in blind, marbled paper boards heightened in gilt, backstrip with five raised bands, lettering, rules and flourishes in gilt to panels, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, many leaves unopened. Some minor foxing and age toning at outer margins and gutter, a beautifully bound set with striking marbled paper and beautifully printed illustrations; very good. Florentine Edition, number 203 of 450 numbered copies. The Picture of Dorian Gray, -406 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards, including frontispiece. The House of Pomegranates, The Happy Prince, and Other Tales, -262 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, The Portrait of Mr. W. H., and Other Stories, -259 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. Salome, The Duchess of Padua, [and] Vera, -430 pp., seven plates with captioned tissue guards. Lady Windermere’s Fan [and] The Importance of Being Earnest, -329 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. A Woman of no Importance [and] An Ideal Husband, -418 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. De Profundis. From the Original, Unexpurgated German Edition, Translated By Henry Zick, Ph. D., -209 pp., three plates including frontisportrait of the author, with captioned tissue guards. What Never Dies, A Romance By Barbey D’Aurevilly. Translated into English by Sebastian Melmoth (Oscar Wilde), -556 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. Poems. Including Ravenna, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Sphinx Etc. With an Introduction By Richard Le Gallienne, -339 pp., five plates including frontisportrait of Le Gallienne, with captioned tissue guards. Poems in Prose, -238 pp., six plates with captioned tissue guards. Essays and Stories By Lady Wilde (Speranza), -270 pp., frontisportrait of Oscar Wilde with captioned tissue guard.Essays, Criticisms and Reviews, -300 pp., four plates including frontisportrait of the author, with captioned tissue guards. Epigrams. Phrases and Philosophies For the Use of the Young, -265 pp., three plates with captioned tissue guards, and 38 pages of manuscript facsimiles. His Life. With a Critical Estimate of His Writings, x, 296 pp., five plates including frontisportrait of Oscar Wilde, with captioned tissue guards.Intentions, -237 pp., four plates with captioned tissue guards. (Inventory #: 108481)
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