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THE SHORT STORIES OF OSCAR WILDE by  Oscar WILDE - Hardcover - Signed - 1968 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.co.uk

THE SHORT STORIES OF OSCAR WILDE

by WILDE, Oscar

Condition: Bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine sunned. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase


(Burlington, VT): Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine sunned. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. James Hill. Small quarto (7-3/4" x 10-1/8") bound in full red silk cloth. With an introduction by Robert Gorham Davis and 12 full-page and 2 double-spread color reproductions of paintings by James Hill. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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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