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WILDE, Oscar.

Rare books by Oscar Wilde, including first editions and signed and finely bound copies of The Picture of Dorian Gray and Salomé.

 A leading proponent of the Aestheticism movement in the late nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde was most renowned in his own time as a playwright, gaining notoriety for his subversive social commentary.

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  1. Vera: or, The Nihilists.
    First American edition, the second overall and the sole lifetime edition to print the complete text. Vera - Wilde's first play - is one of the legendary rarities in modern literature. First issued in an unprocurable edition in 1880, the work was then revised by Wilde, who added an entirely new prologue; it is this version... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 74741

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  2. Intentions.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 66618

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  3. Lady Windermere's Fan.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 91613

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  4. Salome. Drame en un acte.
    First edition, trade issue. One of 600 copies in this issue, there were also 50 copies printed on handmade paper. Composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 27428

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  5. Salomé.
    First edition, limited issue, one of 50 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. There was also a trade issue of 600 copies. Salome was composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 112802

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  6. The Writings.

    The Writings.

    London and New York: 1907

    Edition de Luxe limited to 200 numbered sets of which this is number 35. Contains Wilde's only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays (including, among others, The Importance of Being Earnest and Salome in which are reproduced four of Aubrey Beardsley's famous illustrations), poems, fairy tales, essays, lectures,... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 110155

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  7. A Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 475 copies signed by the author Mason (real name Christopher Millard). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 59355

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  8. The Works.
    First collected edition of Wilde's works, limited to 1,000 sets on handmade paper. The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author. Copyright in The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with his Paris imprint. In 1922 Methuen announced the discovery... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 103391

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  9. The Works.
    First collected edition of Wilde's works, the deluxe issue of 80 sets printed on Japanese vellum. "The text is taken in most instances from the last editions issued under the superintendence of the author. In some cases the volumes contain additional matter which had not previously been reprinted, while some of the volumes... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 110463

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  10. The Works.

    The Works.

    London: 1913-19

    First editions of Selected Prose and A Critic in Pall Mall; others mixed later editions. An attractively bound set with bookplate of G. S. O. Colthurst loosely inserted in 11 volumes. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 94763

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  11. A Peep into the Past.
    First and limited edition, first printing, one of 300 copies printed on japon vellum; scarce: Copac records just three copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Senate House Library). An attractive production that includes a facsimile of Beerbohm's original manuscript: "this hitherto unpublished essay... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105298

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  12. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. A Novel.
    £45

    Stock Code: 98803

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