Lot 137: WILDE, OSCAR Works. London: Methuen, 1908. The first collected edition, one of 80 sets on Japanese vellum, with a check sign...
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Works. London: Methuen, 1908. The first collected edition, one of 80 sets on Japanese vellum, with a check signed by Wilde bound-in and two other interesting insertions. 14 volumes. Full red morocco gilt, the covers inlaid with a floral device. The spines and joints rubbed, somewhat worn, and two discolored, some repairs, internally fine, the attractive covers worthy of restoration or rebinding.
A rare set on Japanese vellum of the first collection of Wilde's works. Of note here is an 1883 check to Wilde endorsed by him on the verso; a vellum certificate from Trinity College awarding Wilde a humanities prize; and a letter from Richard Le Galliene mentioning "Oscar." Mason p. 459.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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