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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", 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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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3: Wilde, Oscar]

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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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. London: Leonard: Wilde, Oscar.

Wilde, Oscar.

Published by Leonard Smithers (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Original white linen backed purple cloth with design in gilt on upper cover by Charles Ricketts, collector's light brown cloth slipcase. A very good copy. The elimination of self had its apogee in The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Its theme was the man hanged in Reading while Wilde was there, Charles Thomas Wooldridge (1866-1897), trooper of the Royal Horse Guards, who had murdered his wife.With high dramatic sense Wilde turned the sufferings of all the other convicts into a subordinate but supportive chorus. The poem made no denial of guilt, although its hanged prisoner ultimately suffered more than the rest, and embodied their agonies more intensely.' (Owen Dudley Edwards, Oxford DNB). Wilde first suggested this edition in a letter to his publisher dated 18 February 1898: '.why not print some copies on some special paper - not Japanese; that you have done. I want to distribute about ten copies in Paris, and don't like to give second editions to people ' (Complete Letters, p.1018). A week later, on 25 February 1898, Wilde asked Smithers to '.see about. the Author's Edition with a cover by Ricketts - a new colour and a remarque in gold' (Complete Letters, p.1025). The edition was sold at 10s.6d. and this led Wilde to complain: 'I think 10/6 for copies signed by the author too little. My signature should be worth more than Japanese paper. Think of this point.' (Complete Letters, p.1031). The signed leaves were returned to Smithers at the beginning of March 1898. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 46407

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WILDE, OSCAR

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1898. 230 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., 31 leaves. Third Edition. No. 89 OF 99 COPIES, SIGNED BY WILDE. Original linen (ivory-colored backstrip, plum-colored sides), gilt titling on flat spine, gilt vignette after Charles Ricketts on upper cover, top edge rough trimmed, other edges untrimmed. Housed in a later, fleece-lined burgundy silk clamshell box with vellum spine label. Mason 374. Spine faintly and uniformly sunned (with three tiny dark flecks), vague mottling to lower cover on ivory linen, little signs of use to corners and edges, two dots of glue residue (from previously affixed paper description) on blank recto of limitations leaf (with slight show-through on the verso), light freckled foxing to endpapers, but each of these defects minor, and, all in all, a very pleasing copy--with unworn joints and very clean text--of a book difficult to find in better condition. Dubbed by Wilde the "Author's Edition" and appearing just two months after initial publication, this signed, strictly limited edition of "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is the first printing of the work to acknowledge the author's real name. On our title page, the author is called "C. 3. 3." (a reference to his prisoner's number), just as he had been previously. But with the appearance of his signature on the limitation page, the author reveals his actual identity to the public for the first time in a printed edition. (Wilde's name would not actually be printed on copies of "Reading Gaol" until the seventh edition.) Our version is particularly sought after because of its signature and because of its small limitation. Dubbed by Wilde the "Author's Edition" and appearing just two months after initial publication, this signed, strictly limited edition of "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is the first printing of the work to acknowledge the author's real name. On our title page, the author is called "C. 3. 3." (a reference to his prisoner's number), just as he had been previously. But with the appearance of his signature on the limitation page, the author reveals his actual identity to the public for the first time in a printed edition. (Wilde's name would not actually be printed on copies of "Reading Gaol" until the seventh edition.) Our version is particularly sought after because of its signature and because of its small limitation. Third Edition. No. 89 OF 99 COPIES, SIGNED BY WILDE. Bookseller Inventory # ST12854

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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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Wilde, Oscar

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1899)

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Item Description: Leonard Smithers, London, 1899. Book Condition: V.G. 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 # 582_15

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WILDE, Oscar (Frans MASEREEL)

Published by (Drei Masken Verlag) (1923), (Munich) (1923)

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Item Description: (Drei Masken Verlag) (1923), (Munich), 1923. Hardcover. Frans Masereel (illustrator). First Edition. Quarto (7" x 11") bound in full gilt-ruled and lettered vellum with marbled endpapers by Hübel & Denck, with the original plain paper dustwrapper and cloth clamshell box. Illustrated with 37 woodcuts including 7 striking full-page woodcuts by Frans Masereel. Of a total of 320 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is copy #59 of only 70 of the "A" Edition with each woodcut SIGNED in pencil by Masereel. According to Masereel scholar and bookseller Abraham Horodisch, "The typographical design of the book is exquisite. Of all illustrated editions of the Ballad, the Masereel edition seems to me to have the highest artistic importance. This is necessarily a subjective appraisal, but I must confess that, both in conception and execution, Masereel's woodcuts have made the deepest impression on me. Surely there can be few who will remain unmoved by their suggestive power." Slight foxing to endpapers, a couple of pages roughly opened. Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper and clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 018361

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CAMUS, Albert). WILDE, Oscar

Published by Falaize, (Paris) (1952)

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Item Description: Falaize, (Paris), 1952. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 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 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 Drei Masken Verlages, Munich (1923)

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Item Description: Drei Masken Verlages, Munich, 1923. leather_bound. Masereel, Frans (illustrator). 57 pages. 28 x 18.5 cm. Limited edition, copy XXVII of LX of special edition on handmade paper (from a total edition of 340) signed by Masereel on the colophon, and with all seven full page wood engraved plates also signed by him in pencil -- in addition to 37 woodcut vignettes. Abraham Horodisch, the renown antiquarian bookseller, noted "The typographical design of the book is exquisite.Of all the illustrated editions of the `Ballad', the Masereel edition seems to me to have the highest importance,Surely there can be few who will remain unmoved by their suggestive power." Interior contents bright, clean and fresh. Contemporary brown morocco with darker brown inlays by Rubel & Denck (Leipzig), raised bands, spine panels decorated in blind. A few light scuff marks back cover. Orig. full brown morocco binding rebacked with original spine laid-down. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 20682

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Wilde, Oscar.

Published by Intro by Burton Rascoe, Heritage Press, nd, c 1/1/1937 (1937)

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Item Description: Intro by Burton Rascoe, Heritage Press, nd, c 1/1/1937, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. B002JHBT52 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE. Bookseller Inventory # ZB002JHBT52Z2

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Wilde, Oscar

Published by London: (1898)

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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.

Published by London: Leonard Smithers, 1898 (1898)

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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)

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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

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

Published by Penguin Classics / Penguin Books (1981)

ISBN 10: 0146001605 ISBN 13: 9780146001604

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Item Description: Penguin Classics / Penguin Books, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Bookseller Inventory # mon0002148188

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by The Literary Collector Press, Greenwich, Conn (1905)

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Item Description: The Literary Collector Press, Greenwich, Conn, 1905. Hardcover. Book Condition: g+ to vg. Third edition. 5/25. Sextodecimo. Unpaginated. Original gray boards with black lettering with red ruling on printed labels on cover and spine. Publisher's device on title page, print in red and black. Decorative head pieces. Collectors Reprints No. 3. Of this reprint 25 copies on Japanese vellum and 275 on American handmade paper have been printed and the type distributed. No. 5. Horodisch page 80. Spine sunned. Block sunned along edges. Binding and interior in overall goo+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40568

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.: Wilde, Oscar.

Wilde, Oscar.

Published by London, Leonard Smithers (1899)

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Item Description: London, Leonard Smithers, 1899. Later Edition of the First Edition [7th printing of June 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). Bookseller Inventory # 28092AB

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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 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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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. Hinges cracked. Some minor foxing to the preliminaries, at little darkening at spine very good. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 15144J

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

Published by The Literary Collector Press, Greenwich, Conn. (1905)

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From: Dale Steffey Books (Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: The Literary Collector Press, Greenwich, Conn., 1905. Paper Covered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. Limited and Numbered Edition. The Third Edition of this poem. Collector Reprints No. 3. # 66 of 275 copies printed on American hand-made paper. In the original gray paper boards with black lettering and red ruling on paper labels at cover and spine. Very Good Minus, bottom 3 1/4" of paper at spine is gone. Internally clean and tight, last page uncut. [39] pages. SCARCE. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 005702

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C. 3. 3. (Oscar Wilde)

Published by Leonard Smithers, London (1898)

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From: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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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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The Ballad of Reading Gaol: WILDE, Oscar

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; Lynd Ward

Published by Macy-Masius: The Vanguard Press, New York (1928)

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From: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Macy-Masius: The Vanguard Press, New York, 1928. Hardcover. Lynd Ward (illustrator). First edition. 106pp. Quarto [26 cm] Decorative paper covered boards with a wood grain pattern. Deckled edges. Green and white pictorial endleaves. Title page printed in green and black. Very good. The boards are just a trifle concave, and the spine and covers are a bit rubbed and darkened at the edges. There are a several thin fissures in the paper of the spine, with the longest crack measuring just under 2 1/2" long. The paper at the foot of the spine has two small chips. The pages are tanned. In a good dust jacket. Torn at the edges and folds (occasionally with small losses), and with large areas of mild discoloration and soiling (printing still bold). Dance 013. With full-page illustrations and page decorations in mezzotint by Lynd Ward. A first edition in a dust jacket of Ward's first fine press book. Limited to 2000 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 46611

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol: Wilde, Oscar

Wilde, Oscar

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

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Item Description: Macy Masius: The Vanguard Press, New York, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: fair to vg. First edition. Quarto. 106 (1)pp. Original light imitation wood with brown lettering on cover in original illustrated yellow dustjacket. Illustrated green endpapers. Decorative title page illustration and twenty-five full page mezzotints by Lynd Ward. Historiated headpieces for each chapter and side pieces bordering the text throughout. One of 2,000 copies in Blado Italic on Aurelian rag paper at the Marchbanks Press. Horodisch page 106. DJ with wear along edges, small chips and mostly small closed tears, some small stains. Binding with some sunning along edges. Block lightly age-toned not affecting images, uncut at foredge. DJ in overall fair to good-, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40564

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THE POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE. RAVENNA, POEMS,: Wilde, Oscar

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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