The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
by Wilde, Oscar.
4to. London: Duckworth & Co., 1913. 4to, 133, , (1, colophon)pp. printed on Japan vellum. With a frontispiece and 11 plates, all tipped-in and in color, and b/w vignettes throughout. Original parchment boards with gilt decorations, covers and backstrip browned and scuffed, internally fine. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist. A scarce and beautiful rendering of Wilde’s heartbreaking tale of the priceless statue of a Prince and a little swallow who together try to alleviate the suffering of the poor by stripping the Prince of all his valuable jewels, gold leaf etc. (Inventory #: 109950)
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