Search results for: 'WILDE, Oscar'
(WILDE, Oscar.) RICKETTS, Charles, & Jean Paul Raymond. Oscar Wilde.
London : 1932First and limited edition, number 474 of 800 copies only, a superb copy in the jacket. A printed note informs the reader that "Charles Ricketts wrote and in 1929 privately issued 'Beyond the Threshold', which he pretended was but his translation from the original French of Jean Paul Raymond. He again introduces this imaginary author into his own recollections... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 113812
WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
London : 1888First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Edith Cowes from her sincere friend the author. Oscar Wilde, June, 88". A woman of that name contributed an article on the artist James Tissot in the Century Magazine (Edith Cowes, "Tissot's Life of Christ", Century Magazine, 51, no. 37, 1895-96). The Happy Prince... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 139228
(WILDE, Oscar.) MASON, Stuart. A Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde.
London : 1907First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 25 copies signed by the bibliographer, printed on larger hand-made paper, and with the illustrations on Japanese vellum. A further 450 unsigned trade copies were also issued. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 59355
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908-22First 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 of a new play by Wilde,... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 103391
[WILDE, Oscar.] An Ideal Husband.
London : 1899First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140565
(WILDE, Oscar.) Calligraphic quote on vellum.
[20th century]An attractive and unusual example of amateur calligraphy on vellum, framed for display, using the famous quote of Oscar Wilde - "What is a Cynic? a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" - taken from Lady Windermere's Fan. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129949
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) WILDE, Oscar, attrib. Teleny.
San Francisco : 1984First unexpurgated edition, first printing, very scarce cloth issue, publisher and editor Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to the front endpaper and additionally signed by him on the title page. 200 copies of this unnumbered cloth issue were produced, and the vast majority were sold to libraries. "This brilliant erotic novel,... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 123242
WILDE, Oscar. The Writings.
New York : 1925The handsomely produced "Large Paper Edition", this being number 254 of 575 sets, put out by the celebrated New York bookseller Gabriel Wells who, during the 1920s, competed in the sale rooms with the great Rosenbach. This edition, with introductory material by W. B. Yeats, Padraic Colum, John Drinkwater, Arthur Symons, and Wilde's one-time lover Richard... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 116018
WILDE, Oscar. Lady Windermere's Fan.
London : 1893First edition, finely bound. One of 500 regular copies, with a further 50 large-paper copies also printed. Wilde's first light comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan was produced at the St. James's Theatre on 20 February 1892. Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 133994
WILDE, Oscar. De Profundis.
London : 1905First edition, one of 200 copies of the deluxe issue on handmade paper and specially bound, this being a particularly scarce presentation copy from Robert Ross with his compliments slip laid in.
De Profundis was the only literary work Wilde produced during his two years in Reading Gaol (1895-97), being eventually published five years after his death... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 140889
WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]
London : 1908First collected edition of Wilde's works, one of 1,000 unnumbered sets on handmade paper. The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author, in some cases with additional matter here published for the first time. The copyright of The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 130801
WILDE, Oscar. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & other stories.
London : 1891First edition, first impression, one of 2,000 copies printed. This volume contains four short stories, the title story, "The Sphinx without a Secret", "The Canterville Ghost", and "The Model Millionaire". Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 111590
WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]
London : 1907The Uniform edition, normally bound in cloth and limited to 800 sets, within which is the Florentine edition in deluxe binding, of which this is number 75 of 450 copies only. Of particular note are the four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley for Salomé. In 1894, Beardsley designed and submitted several illustrations for the British edition... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138602
WILDE, Oscar. Salome. Drame en un acte.
Paris & London : 1893First 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. A lovely copy of this delicate publication. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133806
WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
London : 1899First edition of Wilde's comic masterpiece, one of 1,000 regular issue copies, of which this is number 49. Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 131001
WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.
London : 1899First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author.
Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 132907
WILDE, Oscar. Intentions.
London : 1891First edition, first impression, of Wilde's collected essays on aesthetics, originally published in journals from 1885 to 1890, and here revised by Wilde. Of this edition 1,500 copies were printed, of which 600 were issued in America. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 126063
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1913-19First 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£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94763
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908First collected edition of Wilde's works, one of 1,000 unnumbered sets on handmade paper. The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author, in some cases with additional matter here published for the first time. The copyright of The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 125622
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
WILDE, Oscar. Complete Writings.
New York : 1907-9Edition Deluxe, number 815 of 1,000 sets, attractively printed and handsomely bound. The writings include Wilde's only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, poems, fairy tales, essays, and miscellaneous prose. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139273
[WILDE, Oscar (trans).] D'AUREVILLY, Barbey. What Never Dies. A Romance.
Paris : 1902First edition, first printing; one of 500 privately printed and circulated copies, of this pseudonymous and posthumously published translation by Wilde of D'Aurevilly's romance. Sebastian Melmoth was Wilde's pseudonym used while living out his disgrace on the continent after his release from prison. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 84895
(VASSOS, John, illus.) WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
New York : 1930Early printing of John Vassos's illustrated Ballad of Reading Gaol, signed on the half title by the illustrator, and in excellent condition with the jacket and glassine. John Vassos (1898-1985) was an American industrial and graphic designer famous for designing the first commercially available television sets and many other popular products and logos.... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 139448
WILDE, Oscar, & Henry-D. Davray (trans.) Ballade de la Geôle de Reading.
Paris : 1898First edition in French, with the original English text facing the translation. It was first published in the same year in London under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after Wilde's cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C). The first edition sold out rapidly, and a second edition was printed within weeks. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140497
(ROYCROFTERS.) WILDE, Oscar, & Elbert Hubbard (ed.) The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
East Aurora, NY : 1905First Roycrofters edition, number 19 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum, signed by Hubbard, and inscribed on the first blank "To Margaret Scott, Royal Roycrofter, with all kind wishes from her Uncle, Elbert Hubbard".
The recipient, the actress, poet, and playwright Margaret Scott Oliver (1879-1930), was not in fact Hubbard's niece. Settled in the arts... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142011
WILDE, William Robert Wills. Narrative of a Voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the Shores of the Mediterranean,
Dublin : 1852Although described on the title page as the second edition "enlarged and revised", this a one-volume edition following a two-volume second edition of 1844. The first was published in 1840. The cruise undertaken by Oscar Wilde's father as medical assistant to Glasgow magnate Robert Meiklam, was to "absent himself temporarily from Dublin for either reasons... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122917
BENTLEY, Nicolas. Edward Lear, Oscar Wilde, and A. C. Swinburne.
c. 1968Caricature portraits of the three artists, drawn as if portraits hanging in a hallway. The likeliest date is 1968, when Angus Davidson's 1938 biography of Edward Lear was reissued. Several works on or by Oscar Wilde were published or reissued that year, along with Jean Overton Fuller's Swinburne: A Critical Biography. The cartoons and illustrations... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 67086
[CROSLAND, T. W. H.] "X". War Poems.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poetry by T. W. H. Crosland. Crosland is notable as a fanatical Christian homophobe, who helped the hysterical hypocrite Lord Alfred Douglas to hound the supporters of Oscar Wilde, such as Robert Ross and Arthur Ransom, in the courts. He ghost-wrote Douglas's memoir Oscar Wilde and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 102971
JAMES, Henry. Notes of a Son & Brother.
London : 1914First English edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Constance Fletcher, in faithful remembrance, Henry James, March 1914". An excellent association: Julia Constance Fletcher (1858-1938) had left America with her mother and the painter Eugene Benson and moved to Venice. Constance had a brief... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 132098
FLAUBERT, Gustave. Bouvard and Pécuchet.
London : 1896First English translation, scarce deluxe issue, of Flaubert's final, unfinished, novel, originally published in France in 1881, and considered by some his masterpiece. Flaubert died in 1880 while working on the book that he confessed to George Sand as early as 1874 "will be the death of me!". The story affectionately satirises two ordinary men who strive... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 104520
BEERBOHM, Max. Original portrait caricature of George Moore.
1896Original pencil and watercolour caricature by Beerbohm, signed "Max" at center and titled "Mr George Moore" lower right. Hart-Davis 1044.
1896 was a banner year for artist, author, and aesthete Max Beerbohm. His boldly titled book The Works of Max Beerbohm was published (opening with his influential essay "Dandies and Dandies"), and his first... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 134481
DOUGLAS, Norman. Fabio Giordano's Relation of Capri.
Naples : 1906First edition, sole printing, one of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Oscar Wilde's second son, "Vyvyan Holland from Norman Douglas, 11 July 1930". This work "consists of an account of Fabio Giordano and his Historia Napolitana, from which Douglas here edits and prints for the first time De Capreis Insula" (Woolf). Douglas, whose... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140355
[BLOXAM, John Francis.] The Priest and the Acolyte.
1907First edition thus; the copy of Anthony Powell, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Originally published anonymously in The Chameleon in December 1894, this was mistakenly attributed to Oscar Wilde and was included in his libel case against the Marquis of Queensbury in 1895. In this edition Mason refutes the erroneous authorship and quotes widely... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 103926
SIDNEY, Sir Philip. The Sonnets.
[London] : 1898First and limited edition, first impression, one of 210 copies on paper. This edition is decorated by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints (1893) and Oscar Wilde's The Sphinx (1895). Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 122096
PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Frederick William. Women's Fight for the Vote.
London : 1910First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. There is also a casebound issue, with the Press advertisements printed here on the wrappers bound at the rear, and the price of "sixpence net" not included in the front cover illustration. No priority has been assigned between the two. This work is based on a number of articles Pethick-Lawrence first... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 128633
RAFFALOVICH, Marc-André. Tuberose and Meadowsweet.
London : 1885First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A M. J.J. Weiss hommage affectueux de l'auteur". The recipient was likely Jean-Jacques Weiss (1827-1891), French man of letters, professor, and literary critic. The author's second book of Uranian poetry, very scarce inscribed, and especially desirable in such nice condition.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135467
RODITI, Edouard. Poems for F.
Paris : 1935First and limited edition, number 44 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Presentation copy of Roditi's first book, inscribed on the half-title: "For Roger Mynors Esq from a 'prodigal son' who yet hopes to return to more academic ways. Edouard Roditi". The recipient was the classical scholar Sir Roger Mynors (1903-1989), who was a contemporary... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 109041
[BRADLEY, Katharine, & Edith Cooper.] FIELD, Michael. Poems of Adoration.
London & Edinburgh : First edition of this collaboration by Edith Emma Cooper and her aunt and sometime lover Katharine Harris Bradley, pseudonymously-published as Michael Field. Their first publication as "Michael Field", Callirhoë (1884), was publicly well-received, with The Spectator greeting it "as a work of 'great promise', exhibiting 'the true poetic and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 134560
HAMILTON, Cicely. A Pageant of Great Women.
[London] : 1910First edition, first impression, of Hamilton's play celebrating powerful women throughout history, including Joan of Arc, Sappho, and Boudica. The pageant was first performed at the Scala Theatre in London on 10 November 1909 and was quickly staged all over Britain. It was first directed by the actress, producer, and daughter of Ellen Terry, Edith Craig... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 128582
CANNON, Richard. Historical Record of The Fifteenth, or The King's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars:
London : 1841First edition. "Reputedly, William IV proposed that a series of regimental histories should be compiled, whereby the general public could be apprised of the distinguished services rendered by the regiments of the British army the work of compilation was entrusted by royal warrant to Cannon. He started immediately and the first volume to be published... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125526
[BRADLEY, Katharine, & Edith Cooper.] FIELD, Michael. Wild Honey.
London : 1908First edition of this collaborative collection of poetry by Edith Emma Cooper and her aunt and sometime lover Katharine Harris Bradley, pseudonymously-published as Michael Field. This work "gathered together a vast wealth of poetry spanning a considerable time period" and "represents a poetic narrative on a grand scale, charting as it does a period... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132014
HARDY, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London : 1886First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848-1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 119901