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    Oscar Wilde. Collected Works. London: Methuen and Co., 1908. (The Picture of Dorian Gray published by Charles Carrington of Paris, 1908).

    First Methuen collected edition. One of 1,000 copies printed on handmade paper. Fourteen octavo volumes.

    Publisher's cream-colored cloth with front covers lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in gilt with a design by Charles Ricketts, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Moderate shelf wear to all volumes. Minor rubbing and some bumping to spines and corners. The spines on three of the volumes somewhat darkened. Mild dust-soiling and foxing to some volumes, mostly to the edges and endpapers. The textblocks, in general, are very clean. Overall, a very good collection of Wilde's works.

    This edition includes: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Miscellanies, Salome, A Florentine Tragedy, and Vera, Poems, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Pieces, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest, A House of Pomegranates and Other Tales, Reviews, The Duchess of Padua, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, De Profundis, Intentions, and The Soul of Man.


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