London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900). The Sphinx. London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane, 1894. 4° (218 x 170mm). Half title, 10 illustrations by Charles Ricketts printed in red, 9 full-page, initials printed in green (some very light mainly marginal browning and staining). Original pictorial vellum gilt designed by Charles Ricketts (a little bowed, lightly stained). ONE OF 200 COPIES. Mason 361: "This poem was the last work Wilde published before the catastrophe of his imprisonment."
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