• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. Small 4° (206 x 159mm). (Very light dust-soiling in a few upper margins). Contemporary cloth (sunfaded, spine faded and soiled, extremities lightly rubbed), uncut. FIRST EDITION, one of 1,000 copies. Mason 385.

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    WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. Small 4° (206 x 159mm). (Very light dust-soiling in a few upper margins). Contemporary cloth (sunfaded, spine faded and soiled, extremities lightly rubbed), uncut. FIRST EDITION, one of 1,000 copies. Mason 385.

    WILDE, O. The Happy Prince and other Tales. London: David Nutt, 1888. Small 4° (225 x 167mm). Half title, wood-engraved frontispiece (detached) and 2 plates, head- and tailpieces by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood (clean tear in margin of pp.3-4, light marginal spotting, a little marginal thumb-soiling). Contemporary vellum boards, with black and white illustration and title in red on front cover (soiled, head and tail of spine chipped, rubbed), uncut. Provenance: inscription on front endpaper. FIRST EDITION, one of 1,000 copies. Mason 313. With the same author's A House of Pomegranates (London, 1908). (3)


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