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The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde.

by WILDE, Oscar

Condition: Fine


Norwalk:: Easton Press,. Fine. 1976. Hardcover. B000LA1RU6 . Introduction by Robert Gorham Davis. Illustrations from paintings by James Hill. Collector's edition. Quarto, fully bound in burgundy leather with gilt lettering and design, raised bands along spine, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, sewn-in ribbon book mark. Fine.; 313 pages .

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, better known as Oscar Wilde is best known for "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and his play, "The Importance of Being Earnest."




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