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The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


NY: The Heritage Press, 1968. 313pp. Bound in lovely violet cloth with black highlights, spine titled stamped in gilt against a black panel. All edges of the text block flecked with violet as issued. Illustrated. Housed in the original gilt foil slipcase which is itself in Very Good condition (some scuffing and rubbing). Bottom corners gently bumped. A presentable copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Original Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. 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: Jon Speed: The Book Scout US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 014897
  • Title: The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde
  • Author: Wilde, Oscar
  • Illustrator: James Hill
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 1968
  • Keywords: ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, LITERATURE


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