153
153
Wilde, Oscar
[WORKS]. METHUEN AND CO., 1908
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT
153
Wilde, Oscar
[WORKS]. METHUEN AND CO., 1908
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Wilde, Oscar
[WORKS]. METHUEN AND CO., 1908
14 volumes, 8vo, FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER, half-titles, volume one (The Duchess of Padua) with copyright slip dated 1907 after title page, volume 8 (Dorian Gray) published in Paris by Charles Carrington, uniform later full tan morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, ruled in gilt with leafy sprays at each corner, flat spines with dark green label lettered in gilt and pattern of leafy sprays in gilt along the length of the spines, top edges gilt, patterned endpapers, together in 3 collector's tan cloth slipcases, booksellers blindstamp on half-title of A House of Pomegranates, an occasional touch of spotting and browning
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Literature

Mason 420, 423, 425, 427, 429, 431, 433, 435, 437, 439, 441, 443, 445 and 447

Catalogue Note

AN ATTRACTIVE SET OF WILDE'S COLLECTED WORKS, edited by Robbie Ross, Wilde's sometime lover, longstanding friend and literary executor. The text is taken in most cases from the last editions of each work issued under Wilde's supervision.

This first collected edition was issued in sets over 1908 - the first six in February, the next five in March and the final two in October. Dorian Gray, the only volume published under Carrington's imprint, was published in April.

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