THE WRITINGS OF OSCAR WILDE, The Large Paper Edition - 1925 [Ltd. ed., DJ, 12 vols.]


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The Writings of Oscar Wilde

The Large Paper Edition

by Oscar Wilde

The Large Paper Edition, twelve volumes.  New York:  Gabriel Wells, 1925 

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with GOOD DJs.

  • Blue paper covers are mostly clean, with gilt border, decoration and text. 
  • Some corners are bumped.  See photos.  
  • Spines have tan labels with black text and are bright with ends bumped, crushed, chipped, or softened.  See photos.
  • Bindings are secure.  Volume 1 shows signs of separation at back cover.  See photos.  
  • Pastedowns and feps are gently age toned at gutters.  See photos. 
  • Interiors exhibit minimal signs of age and wear.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, gilt along head, are a little dusty.  Some pages have unopened edges (not cut to be read).
  • DJs are blue paper to match covers, with tan spine labels.  Dust jackets have edgewear, bumping along foot, closed tears along head edge especially at shoulders.  Volume 1 has stains to front cover; Volume 8 has a circular mark to front cover.   
  • PS2023.0412

5.75 x 8.75 inches

The Large Paper Edition of The Writings of Oscar Wilde.  Twelve volumes, handsomely produced, on very nice paper.  Original dust jackets show some wear, but they have protected the covers beneath.  

  • Vol. 1:  Poems.  Intro by Richard Le Gallienne;
  • Vol. 2:  Vera, or The Nihilists, and The Duchess of Padua. Intro by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson;
  • Vol. 3:  The Happy Prince and other Fairy Tales.  Intro by W.B. Yeats;
  • Vol. 4:  The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Intro by Coulson Kernahan, Review by Walter Pater;
  • Vol. 5:  Intentions.  Intro by Edgar Saltus;
  • Vol. 6:  Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Portrait of Mr. W.H., and Other Stories.  With Intros by Richard Butler Glaenzer and Dr. Clifford Smyth;
  • Vol. 7:  Lady Windermere's Fan, and A Woman of No Importance.  Intro by A.B. Walkley;
  • Vol. 8:  The Importance of Being Earnest, and An Ideal Husband.  Intro by John Drinkwater;
  • Vol. 9:  Salome, La Sainte Courtisane, and A Florentine Tragedy.  Intro by Arthur Symons;
  • Vol. 10:  The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Other Essays.  Intro by John Cowper Powys;
  • Vol. 11:  De Profundis, Lecures and Essays.  Intros by Michael Monahan and W.F. Morse;
  • Vol. 12:  Criticisms and Reviews.  Intro by Padraic Colum.

The Large Paper Edition.  Copy number 462/575 copies.  Printed at The Country Life Press, Garden City, NY.  

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