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    First Collected Edition of Wilde

    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.

    Modern full green levant morocco with covers ruled in gilt, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, two red morocco gilt title labels, and four raised bands. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Minimal shelf wear to bindings. Scattered foxing throughout, mostly at the preliminaries. A gorgeously bound collection of Wilde's works in near fine condition.

    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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    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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