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The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde by  Oscar WILDE - Hardcover - 1968 - from Bluebird Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

by WILDE, Oscar

Condition: Very Good+


New York: The Heritage Press. Very Good+. 1968. Hardcover. A collection of 14 of the author's stories, in a handsome illustrated edition in slipcase. Includes an introduction by Robert Gorham Davis and with color illustrations from paintings by James Hill. --- In purple full cloth-covered boards with gilt titling on black spine block. Textblock edges stippled in pink. Sandglass flier not present. Slipcase covered in gold paper. --- With a considerable sunning to spine, otherwise a clean, unmarked, firm copy lacking additional damages. Slipcase with rubbing at extremities, else in good shape.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xvii, 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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