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    Oscar Wilde. Twelve Volumes of the Works of Oscar Wilde. London: Methuen & Co., 1909. Twelve small uniformly bound octavo volumes in green cloth with gilt rules and titles to front cover and spine, small round gilt decoration on front cover, upper edge gilt. Illustrated bookplate of "Arthur Coburn" on each front pastedown. Titles: Poems, An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Duchess of Padua, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Woman of No Importance, Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories, A House of Pomegranates, Salome and a Florentine Tragedy, De Profundis, Intentions, Essays and Lectures. [together with:] The Picture of Dorian Gray. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1910. Bound in matching style to Methuen volumes, with same bookplate. [and:] A Critic in Pall Mall. London: Methuen & Co., 1919. Binding matching 1909 volumes, without upper edge gilt or bookplate. [and] Art and Decoration. London: Methuen & Co., 1920. Same binding design, except no gilt to front cover or upper edge. [and:] Stuart Mason. Oscar Wilde Art & Morality. London: Frank Palmer, 1912. Nine illustrations. Similar binding to others with different small round gilt decoration on front cover. Boards lightly rubbed, minor soiling or stains; holograph marks on endpapers, occasional foxing or stains, else an attractive collection of books in very good condition. From the William E. Fredeman Collection.

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