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The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Very good +


Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1976. Collector's Edition. Leather bound. Very good +. James Hill. 313pp. Quarto [26 cm] Red leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped decorative designs on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Red moire endsheets. Part of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. With an Introduction by Robert Gorham Davis and Illustrations from Paintings by James Hill.


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."


  • Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 48050
  • Title: The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde
  • Author: Wilde, Oscar
  • Illustrator: James Hill
  • Format/binding: Leather bound
  • Book condition: Used - Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Collector's Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Easton Press
  • Place: Norwalk, CT
  • Date published: 1976
  • Keywords: Oscar Wilde; short stories; leather; Easton Press; collector's edition; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written


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