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WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London, Leonard Smithers, 1898. (1898)

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Item Description: London, Leonard Smithers, 1898., 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Third edition (so stated). 8vo. Half white over purple linen, gilt stamped spine, upper cover with gilt stamped floral design by Charles Ricketts, uncut. Very good-fine. 31 pages. Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase with folding chemise. Number 69 of 99 copies, printed March 4, 1898, signed by Wilde in black ink on limitation page, with characteristic paraph to the final "e." Mason #374. Bookplate of Chauncey Lawrence Williams on the front free endpaper and a signed pencil notation by Paul Lemperly noting he received the book from Williams. Williams (1872-1924), former member of Way and Williams, publishers and the F.W. Dodge Corp. With his memorial booklet laid in loose. Lemperly (1858-1939), noted American book collector. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 303630

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Leonard Smithers (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. This edition is limited to 99 numbered copies SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Oscar Wilde First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7218978449

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WILDE, Oscar]

Published by London: Leonard Smithers, 1898 (1898)

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers, 1898, 1898. Octavo. Original vellum-backed mustard cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Vellum spine a little dusty, cloth a touch thumbed but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, limited issue, one of 30 numbered copies printed on japon. On the verso of the title page is a hand written, 16-line poem titled "In Memoriam Oscar Wilde" and signed George Ives. The verses allude to those who had betrayed Wilde and ends "Some day on history's page / Shall his mournful fate be told / Young eyes in a better age / Shall weep at this tale of old". Ives was a minor poet and founder of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society for homosexuals. He was to be one of the very few of Wilde's friends who visited him during his imprisonment. Bookseller Inventory # 35071

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Wilde, Oscar]

Published by London (1898)

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Item Description: London, 1898. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 30 Copies of the Rare First. First edition of Wilde's legendary poem, written while he was in jail, in its rarest state - being one of only 30 copies printed on Japanese vellum.This copy comes from the distinguished library of the actress LENA ASHWELL (1872-1957), who as a young actress toured in Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan in 1891, later becoming actor-manager of the Savoy Theatre. According to her biographer, Margaret Leask (Lena Ashwell: Actress, Patriot, Pioneer. Univ. of Hertfordshire Press, 2012), Ashwell was particularly troubled by the news of Wilde's arrest, and wrote later: "? the atmosphere of London was horrible and cruel. His plays were so very brilliant, and I had seen this when I was in Ladt Windermere's, so I felt that he was a friend and in desperate trouble." Later, during WWI, she is known to have pioneered the organization of entertainments on a large scale for the British troops in France.An excellent association copy of an essential Wilde rarity. Mason 372 Cinnamon-colored cloth, vellum spine. Covers show slight insect damage and minor soiling, spine a bit soiled, otherwise a very good copy in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise and with the bookplate and signature of actress LENA ASHWELL on the front pastedown First edition, ONE OF 30 COPIES on Japanese vellum. Bookseller Inventory # 259158

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WILDE, Oscar.

Published by London: Leonard Smithers, 1898 (1898)

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers, 1898, 1898. Octavo. Original cream linen-backed purple cloth boards, gilt lettered spine, gilt floral motif by Charles Ricketts on front cover, untrimmed. Book label of Robert Booth, noted 1890s collector, on front pastedown. Spine toned and rolled, sides lightly soiled, customary offsetting from pastedowns to endpapers. Third edition limited to 99 copies numbered in purple ink and signed by Wilde, who referred to it as the "author's edition". It was issued just one month after the first edition, and Wilde himself insisted on the new colour for the binding and Rickett's design for the front cover. Wilde used the pseudonym "C.3.3." as this was his number in Reading Gaol, indicating that he occupied Cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol was selling as no poem had sold for years. One shop sold fifty copies on the morning of publication. Smithers had only risked printing 400 out of a projected 800 copies of the first edition] in January, but early in February he ordered 400 more, and the same month had to print another thousand" (Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde, pp. 525-26). Mason 374. Bookseller Inventory # 102753

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LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB). WILDE, OSCAR

Published by Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Harbor Press, New York (1937)

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Item Description: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Harbor Press, New York, 1937. Hardcover. 279 x 184 mm (11 x 7 1/4"). xii, 42 pp. No. 1,303 of 1,500 copies, signed by the artist in the colophon. EVOCATIVE BLACK MOROCCO BY ROGER POWELL (stamp-signed and dated 1984 on rear turn-in), covers with an all-over grid of blind rules, large "T"-shaped central gilt ornament of multiple rules, this repeated as a small blind stamp below, flat spine with vertical gilt titling, all edges gilt. In the original morocco-trimmed chemise and matching slipcase. With nine lithographs by Zhenya Gay depicting prison life. "Quarto-Millenary" 87. In mint condition. In a very effective correlation of cover design and volume content, Wilde's haunting poem is clearly echoed in this severe, somber binding by the man Bernard Middleton has called "one of the most important and influential bookbinders of the last hundred years and, arguably, of any period." The all-over blind-tooled grid on the boards effectively suggests the tight restriction of prison bars, and the gilt tooling intimates a crucifixion, appropriate for a poem about both execution and the redemptive power of Christ's love. Roger Powell (1896-1990) served in World War I and briefly operated a chicken farm before entering London's Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1930. There, he trained under Peter McLeish, William Matthews, and the great Douglas Cockerell, who later invited Powell to join his firm, where he soon became a full partner. As an indication of the esteem his work had earned, he was chosen by Trinity College Dublin to rebind their priceless Book of Kells in 1953, and the result was so impressive that the college awarded him an honorary Master of Arts degree. As his career progressed, Powell became more and more concerned with conservation. According to DNB, "for Powell the conservation and design aspects of the craft were complementary, . . . and while many binders have, since the 1950s or 1960s, increasingly been drawn to treat the book as an art object, Powell was always highly resistant" to any design elements that might jeopardize a book's use or durability. A long poem in six-line rhymed stanzas, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written in France in 1897 after Wilde's release from prison. Written in memory of Charles Wooldridge, who was executed in 1896 for killing his wife in a jealous rage, it is generally considered to be Wilde's greatest poem. Day identifies the poem's theme as "society's cruelty in inflicting of punishment without understanding." Despite the stigma attached to Wilde at the time (or perhaps because of the publicity related to his infamy), the poem was a considerable commercial success. It also was hailed by the critics as a successful change in direction in Wilde's poetry, characterized by a much greater expression of sincerity. No. 1,303 of 1,500 copies, signed by the artist in the colophon. Bookseller Inventory # ST12573

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Wilde, Oscar. C.3.3.

Published by Leonard Smithers., London. (1899)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers., London., 1899. Book Condition: Rare unopened Copy. (Wilde, Oscar). C.3.3. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. p.p.31. Original quarter vellum, mustard boards. Bookplate of Christopher Sclater Millard, who, under his pseudonym Stuart Mason wrote the renowned bibliography of Oscar Wilde. Under the book plate the original signature of Oscar Wilde has been tipped in. This is a rare unopened copy with a superb provenance, much enhanced by Wilde’s signature of possibly, his most famous work. Signed Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 592_13

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CAMUS, Albert). WILDE, Oscar

Published by Falaize, (Paris) (1952)

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Item Description: Falaize, (Paris), 1952. Softcover. First Edition. An out-of-series copy of this bilingual edition of 3000 numbered copies of Wilde's poem, printed here with Camus' "L'Artiste en Prison," which delineates Wilde's journey from themes of ideal beauty to existential suffering. Inscribed by Camus (in French): "to Sylvestre,/ a remembrance of Iguape/ and with the friendly thoughts/ of Albert Camus." While context does not give explanation to the reference to Iguape, one of Camus' last stories, "The Growing Stone" -- the final story in Camus' last collection, Exile and the Kingdom -- is set in Iguape, Brazil. It has been said that this story is the clearest manifestation of Camus' ideals: in it, the protagonist sacrifices himself to help a friend, and behaves morally despite his own understanding of the absurdity of the world. Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the year Exile and the Kingdom was published, and the Prize committee cited his "clear-sighted earnestness [which] illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times." As best we can tell, this is the first appearance in print of "L'Artiste en Prison," which was translated into English and published in Encounter magazine two years later. A very near fine copy in French wraps. Books inscribed by Camus are uncommon; the author died in 1960 in a car accident, at the age of 46. Bookseller Inventory # 030104

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Wilde, Oscar; Schlichter, Rudolf (illus.)

Published by O. C. Recht [1923], Munich (1923)

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Item Description: O. C. Recht [1923], Munich, 1923. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Full vellum, gilt-stamped lettering in brown morocco spine label; with 60 engravings by Rudolf Schlichter, each one signed by the artist. Fine, in slipcase. Rudolf Schlichter was one of the most important figures of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, a prolific illustrator, and participant in Dada exhibitions. His work was seized by the Nazis as "degenerate art," and largely unseen for decades. He began exhibiting again at the war's end. Bookseller Inventory # D4433

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WILDE, Oscar]

Published by Brentano's, New York (1898)

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Item Description: Brentano's, New York, 1898. 39 pp. 12mo, publisher's olive cloth decorated in colors; preserved in a custom quarter morocco folding box. First US edition, first printing. Horodisch, pp. 72-75. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, joints and corners; 1899 private library book label on pastedown; but an attractive, tight and sound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 59504

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898. Yellow-brown boards with white cloth spine. Usual discoloration to the endpapers, but a fine copy. "Ed. Edmonds / 15. Febry. 1898" signature on first blank page. First edition, one of 800 copies printed on handmade paper. Bookseller Inventory # 28830

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Wilde, Oscar]

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898. First edition. One of 800 copies on hand made paper from a total edition of 830. [4], 31, [1, blank] ff. Printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. Ballad of Reading Gaol: The Anonymous First. "Yet each man kills the thing he loves / By each let this be heard. / Some do it with a bitter look, / Some with a flattering word. / The coward does it with a kiss, / The brave man with a sword!"First edition of Wilde's powerful cry against injustice and oppression, animated by a faith in the redeeming power of love. Mason 371 Mustard cloth with white linen shelfback, fore and bottom edges uncut. Some toning of endsheets from paste action, otherwise internally clean. Near fine. In custom purple half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise [4], 31, [1, blank] ff. Printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo First edition. One of 800 copies on hand made paper from a total edition of 830. Bookseller Inventory # 267759

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Wilde Oscar]

Published by London Leonard Smithers 1898 (1898)

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Item Description: London Leonard Smithers 1898, 1898. First edition, one of 800 copies printed on handmade paper. 8vo, publisher's original quarter buff cloth over mustard coloured cloth covered boards, the spine lettered in gilt [8] pp. plus 31 numbered leaves, printed and paginated on the recto only. A fine copy, only a hint of mellowing to the buff cloth. THE FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 800 COPIES ON FINE, HANDMADE PAPER. Inspired by his experiences while in prison and written while in exile in France, THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL was Wilde's last artistic gasp. Because of his sobering position at the time, the poem is free from a great deal of the affectation that colored his earlier work. "Had [it] been written a hundred years ago, it would have been printed as a broadside and sold in the streets by the balladmongers; it is so common as that, and so great as that" (Jackson, The Eighteen-Nineties, p. 99). ".He did not wring his hands, as do Those witless men who dare To try to rear the changeling Hope In the cave of black Despair: He only looked upon the sun, And drank the morning sun. He did not wring his hands nor weep, Nor did he peek or pine, But he drank the air as though it held Some healthful anodyne; With open mouth he drank the sun As though it had been wine!.". Bookseller Inventory # 25237

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Wilde, Oscar

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Item Description: London:, 1898. Original White Cloth Gilt, Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo. One of 800 copies on handmade paper. White lined-backed cinnamon cloth in a later cloth slipcase. Binding lightly soiled. (Mason 371). Bookseller Inventory # 882015

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WILDE, Oscar (as C.3.3.)

Published by Leonard Smithers, London. (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London., 1898. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 31. One of 800 copies on hand-made paper, printed on rectos only. Two-tone cloth. Pages unopened.Endpapers tanned and spotted. Some spotting to front cover. Small dent to spine. Very good indeed. A much brighter than average copy and scarce in presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # WILDEOSC024063

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Wilde, Oscar] C. 3. 3

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. One of 800 copies on handmade Van Gelder paper. A Very Good copy with the spine toned (as usual) and minor soiling to the boards. Decorative bookplate of Clement K. Shorter on the front paste-down. Wilde's later work, based on his two years hard labor at Reading Gaol for "gross indecency." Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." for his cell block because the publisher feared having his name on the work would adversely affect sales. The poem is based on a fellow inmate convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great lines from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves." Wilde continued to revise his plays until his death in 1900, but said that he had lost the joy of writing and would write no other new works. An excellent copy, housed in a handsome slipcase with chemise. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1247

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WILDE, OSCAR.

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers, 1898, 1898. First Edition; 800 copies were printed and sold out immediately. A second edition was issued just eleven days later. C.3.3. was the authorÕs cell number. He noted to a publisher that Ò.it would be better to publish there without my name. I see that it is my name that terrifies.Ó Bookplate; some soiling; very good. Bookseller Inventory # 33416

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WILDE. OSCAR. -- C.3.3.

Published by Leonard Smithers. London. 1898 (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers. London. 1898, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION. One of just 800 copies printed on hand made paper. There were another 30 issued on Vellum. Tall 8vo. (9 x 5.8 inches). Very good copy in publishers plain mustard coloured cloth covered boards and white linen spine with gilt lettering. The spine is toned but the gilt still bright and clear. The corners are a little bumped but overall a very good copy. --- Published under the pseudonym "C. 3. 3." which stood for his cell block, landing and cell number, while serving 2 years for Gross Indecency, the poem is based on the execution of a fellow inmate who had been convicted of murdering his wife and generated one of the great verses from Wilde, "Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword ". Bookseller Inventory # 9290

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Carpathian Press, Berkshire, England (1999)

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Item Description: Carpathian Press, Berkshire, England, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Small quarto in full morocco bound by Anthony Wessely, from an edition of 125, this being #1 of twenty-five. Printed by Andrew Dolinski at the Carpathian Press on mould-made papers, illustrated in 6 full-page wood engravings by Forster depicting 'the macabre ritual of a judicial hanging'. All housed in a fine green cloth slipcase. A rare modern press book as 'only five copies from the entire edition of 125 are recorded in institutions'. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 103pp pages. Bookseller Inventory # 20253

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Oscar Wilde:

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Item Description: With Woodcuts by Frans Masereel. London, Methuen & Co. 1924 [recte: 1925]. Mit 37 (7 ganzseitigen) Originalholzschnitten von Frans Masereel. Kl.-4°. 57 S., 4 Bl. Schöner handgebundener Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Blindprägung auf dem Rücken sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Im Schuber. Eins von 50 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. - Auf Bütten gedruckt für Methuen & Co., London, von der Mandruck A. G. in München. - Ritter 29 I und v. d. Gabelentz C 47 I kennen diese Vorzugsausgabe nicht. - Schönes Exemplar. Bookseller Inventory # 1023

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WILDE, Oscar

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Item Description: Carpathian, 1999. Limited edition. Small 4to. Printed in an edition of 125 by Andrew Dolinski on mould made paper, this is number 6 of only 25 copies bound in full green morocco by Anthony Wessely. Signed by Peter Foster, the illustrator, and Brian Forbes who wrote the introduction. Top edge gilt. Housed in the original publisher's slipcase. A very near fine copy of a handsome production, with the slightest of sunning to the spine. Six full page black and white illustrations after etchings by Peter Foster. Bookseller Inventory # 34025

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C. 3. 3. Oscar Wilde

Published by London: Leonard Smithers (1898)

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Item Description: London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Book Condition: Fair. first edition, first printing, limited to 800 copies; 31 pp. with page 30 supplied in facsimile as most of it, along with the free endpaper, have been torn out; original cloth, covers worn and pitted, especially at the foot of the spine. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB989932

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Macy/Masius: Vanguard, New York (1928)

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Item Description: Macy/Masius: Vanguard, New York, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Lynd Ward (illustrator). 1st. Near fine in worn, chipped dust jacket null Scarce, one of 2000 copies. In original thin wood veneer binding. Pictorial jacket has chips to mid spine and spine ends, a few shallow chips at edges. Very scarce jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS005552I

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Wilde, Oscar.

Published by Leonard Smithers,, London, (1899)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers,, London, 1899. 8°. Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 1899]. London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8°. 31 pages. Original Hardcover (Quarter vellum with mustard boards). Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condition ! The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval-le-Grand or in Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol (pronounced "redding jail") on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading, after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. During his imprisonment, on Tuesday, 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen, earlier that year at Clewer, near Windsor. He was aged only 30 when executed. Wilde spent mid-1897 with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes – to which I now belong – for once I will be read by my peers – a new experience for me". The finished poem was published by Leonard Smithers on February 13, 1898 under the name C.3.3., which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This ensured that Wilde's name – by then notorious – did not appear on the poem's front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3. was actually Wilde. The first edition, of 800 copies, sold out within a week, and Smithers announced that a second edition would be ready within another week; that was printed on February 24th, in 1000 copies, which also sold well. A third edition, of 99 numbered copies "signed by the author" was printed on March 4th, on the same day a fourth edition of 1200 ordinary copies was printed. A fifth edition of a 1000 copies was printed on March 17th, and a sixth edition was printed in 1000 copies on May 21st, 1898. So far the book's title page had identified the author only as C.3.3., although many reviewers, and of course those who bought the numbered and autographed third edition copies, knew that Wilde was the author, but the seventh edition, printed on June 23, 1899 actually revealed the author's identity, putting the name Oscar Wilde, in square brackets, below the C.3.3. It brought him a small income in his remaining lifetime. The poem consists of 109 stanzas of 6 lines, of 8-6-8-6-8-6 syllables, and rhyming a-b-c-b-d-b. Some stanzas incorporate rhymes within some of all of the 8-syllable lines. The whole poem is grouped into 6 untitled sections of 16, 13, 37, 23, 17 & 3 stanzas. A version with only 63 of the stanzas, divided into 4 sections of 15, 7, 22 & 19 stanzas, and allegedly based on the original draft, was included in the posthumous editions of Wilde's poetry edited by Robert Ross, "for the benefit of reciters and their audiences who have found the entire poem too long for declamation". (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Interior also in marvellous condition. Exlbiris / Bookplate of film critic Leonie Graetz (Exlibris was made by the artist Hermann Westphal) to the front pastedown. Very Rare in this condit. Bookseller Inventory # 28092AB

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WILDE OSCAR

Published by East Aurora N.Y.: Roycrofters, 1905 (1905)

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Item Description: East Aurora N.Y.: Roycrofters, 1905, 1905. Leather. Very Good Minus. 1 of 100 copies printed on Japan Vellum and signed by Elbert Hubbard,marbled boards and endpapers,1/2 turquoise marbled boards top edge gilt,raised bands gilt decorations spine devices,nice copy,scarce title. Binding is worn at tips and extremities, front board shows sun fading , as does the endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 009267

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C. 3. 3. (Oscar Wilde)

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Fourth Edition Stated. Cream linen spine and cinnamon cloth boards with gilt titling to spine a bit worn. 31pages with printing to rectos (front side of each page) only. Deckled fore-edges. Endpapers partially age-toned. Cloth is just slightly soiled. A very attractive copy. This is the fourth of the first six printings (approximately 6000 copies) are the only ones that do not acknowledge Oscar Wilde as the author but used his cell number C.3.3. as the authorial designation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002409

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WILDE, Oscar.

Published by Dutton, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Dutton, New York, 1930. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Black and white frontispiece, numerous illustrations by John Vassos. 124pp., slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 grey crushed morocco, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Dutton, 1930. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 242123

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WILDE, OSCAR

Published by New York Benj. R. Tucker 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: New York Benj. R. Tucker 1899, 1899. First American Edition. Three pirated editions of WildeÕs classic poem were issued in America in 1899, the Tucker edition. precedes the other two and is the True First American Edition. Issued in paper wrappers and cloth, this copy is the rare hardbound state. Gilt-stamped blue cloth with white cloth spine. Small oval bookstore logo in the lower right hand corner of the front pastedown. Very minor wear very good plus to near fine copy of a very difficult book to obtain. Bookseller Inventory # 14241J

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Wilde, Oscar.

Published by Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine (1903)

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Item Description: Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1903. Limited edition of 600 copies, printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper, and the type distributed. Printed paper boards, slightly edge darkened, in the scarce original dust jacket which has some chipping, loss to head of jacket, closed tear, spine darkened. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 60320

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by The Roycrofters: East Aurora, NY (1905)

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Item Description: The Roycrofters: East Aurora, NY, 1905. 7.5 x 5.75", 3/4 leather; boards, teg, unpaginated, covers well worn, spine ends chipping, extremities bumped & worn, hinges loose, covers spotted, former owner's bookplate (with shadow opposite), still contents good. LIMITED TO 100 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON JAPAN VELLUM, SIGNED BY ELBERT HUBBARD. Bookseller Inventory # 98-4612

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