Five Oscar Wilde titles, 1911–1913
The Importance of Being Earnest, De Profundis, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, Salome & A Florentine Tragedy, and A House of Pomegranates
Here are five Oscar Wilde titles, all hardback bound in the trademark green cloth of Methuen's uniform edition and each measuring 17.5 × 11cm. They all have some degree of wear but are all perfectly readable.
1. The Importance of Being Earnest (1912). A good copy, previous owner's inscription to ffep and a read stain to the upper board. Small dent to pages' top edge from p131 to p136.
2. De Profundis (1912). Boards rubbed and slight lean. This edition has additional matter including letters from Oscar Wilde from gaol.
3. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1913) Some mottling to the green cloth, rubbed and bumped. Some wear to the front hinge.
4. Salome and A Florentine Tragedy (1911). Rubbed and bumped with the cloth concertina'd at the front joint.
5. A House of Pomegranates (1913). Slightly rubbed and bumped, otherwise a good copy.
All copies are reading copies, one nice touch is the inscriptions are all to and from the same person so the books have been together for the last hundred years or so.