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, reviews and other selected prose, as well as a volume of “His Life with a Critical Estimate of his Writings.” A handsomely bound set.
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15 volumes, octavo (202 X 137 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, raised bands with gilt tooling, floral decoration gilt to spines with red morocco onlaid pieces, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With numerous engravings and photogravures. Bookplate to front pastedowns, spines toned otherwise in excellent condition. Title and limitation pages on Japanese vellum, printed in black and red, with additional engraved title pages printed in each volume.