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WILDE | Collection of six volumes, 1903-1934

Estimate:

300

to
- 500 GBP

From the Collection of Steven Berkoff

WILDE | Collection of six volumes, 1903-1934

WILDE | Collection of six volumes, 1903-1934

Estimate:

300

to
- 500 GBP

Lot sold:

378

GBP

From the Collection of Steven Berkoff

WILDE, OSCAR


COLLECTION OF SIX VOLUMES, COMPRISING:


Poems by Oscar Wilde… Paris: [Leonard Smithers], 1903, 8vo, number 31 of 250 copies, [‘pirated edition’], original cream cloth, lettering in gilt, [Mason 607], binding soiled, browning to endpapers, hinges splitting, spotting to top edge;


Salomé. London: Melmoth & Co. [Leonard Smithers], 1904, 4to, number 18 of 250 copies, [‘pirated edition’], illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, original light blue cloth, lettering in gilt, [Mason 615], some light spotting and browning, binding slightly soiled, bookplate;


Salomé. London: John Lane, 1912, 4to, illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, original green cloth, lettering in gilt with design on upper cover by Beardsley, [cf Mason 356], some browning, ownership signature on front fixed endpaper, binding worn and soiled, minor loss and tears to spine;


The Importance of Being Earnest. London: Samuel French, Ltd., [n.d.], 8vo, later edition (“26 Southampton Street” address), original printed wrappers, [cf Mason 384], some browning to wrappers, tears and some minor loss to wrappers--


Renier, G.J. Oscar Wilde. London: Peter Davies, 1933, 8vo, number 352 of 500 copies signed by the author, frontispiece, original cream cloth, lettering in gilt, top edge gilt, original acetate dust-jacket--


Sherard, R.H. Oscar Wilde Twice Defended. Chicago: Argus Book Shop, Inc., 1934, 8vo, original purple wrappers, spine faded


these last two volumes in collector’s slipcase (6)


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