Eight Oscar Wilde titles
Lady Windermere's Fan; Picture of Dorian Gray; House of Pomegranates; Charmides; Ideal Husband; Selected Poems; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; and Arthur Ransome's Oscar Wilde
1910–1914. This is a collection of eight Oscar Wilde titles, six are small hardbacks from Methuen's Shilling Library.
1. Lady Windermere's Fan. 1913, tenth edition. Covers faded and tanned, light foxing to pages but a good reading copy.
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1910 (published by Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton & Kent, London, and on sale at Ye Old Paris Booke Shoppe, Paris). Covers a little faded, page edges foxed but a good reading copy.
3. A House of Pomegranates. 1913, fifth edition. Hardback in Methuen's uniform green cloth for OW titles, gilt titling to spine and upper board. A very good copy. (contains The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Star-Child).
4. Charmides and Other Poems. 1913, first thus. Faded spine, boards rubbed and bumped, otherwise a good copy.
5. An Ideal Husband. 1913, ninth edition. Corners bumped, spotted foxing to pages but a good reading copy.
6. Selected Poems. 1913, seventh edition. Covers badly faded, some fraying to rear joint. Pages lightly foxed. (Also contains The Ballad of Reading Gaol).
7. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. 1914, eleventh edition. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped, tanned to spine. Light spotted foxing throughout. (also contains:The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx without a Secret, The Model Millionaire, The Portrait of Mr W H).
8. Oscar Wilde by Arthur Ransome. 1913, fourth edition. Spine tanned, boards rubbed a little, spotted foxing but otherwise a good copy.
All books have wear, tanning, fading, spotted foxing. Most have an inoffensive previous owner's name. However, all books are readable and this remains a nice collection.
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