1907 THE WRITINGS OF OSCAR WILDE - Oxford UNIFORM LIMITED ED, 101/250 - 15 Vols
THE WRITINGS OF OSCAR WILDE, OXFORD UNIFORM LIMITED EDITION — 101/250 COPIES — By Oscar Wilde — FULL 15-Volume Set, Oxford Leather and Gilt Fine Bindings, ILLUSTRATED, 1907
Publisher: A.R. Keller & Co., London (1907)
The very fine Oxford Uniform Edition LIMITED to only 250 copies, numbered by hand in each volume. Fifteen (15) volumes in total; a complete very scarce set. Handsomely illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved plates (all still present) by various artists and portraits in photogravure. "Salome" with 4 tinted plates by Aubrey Beardsley. In all, there are a total of 48 illustrations. 8vo, in the publisher's impressive original binding designed for the Oxford Edition of full calf, the boards with an elaborate all-over raised design in a floral Art Nouveau motif, on the upper cover this design frames a large central bird in gilt, the spine similarly embossed in blind and gilt lettered, pink marbled endpapers.
Very fine with no spotting, foxing or evidence of much use. Slight wear only to binding due to storage. Includes Wilde's works: Salome, The Duchess of Padua, Vera, Lord Arthur, Savile's Crime, A Woman of No Importance, Intentions, What Never Dies, Poems in Prose, De Profundis, Dorian Gray, Lady Windermere's Fan, Epigrams, A House of Pomegranates, and Poems. Also included are Essays and Stories by Lady Wilde, Criticisms and Reviews, and a Life of Oscar Wilde. Each volume is wonderfully illustrated by either fine artwork of the period or by portraits from contemporary photographs.