Lot 185: WILDE, OSCAR. THE SPHINX, 1894, PRESENTATION COPY (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: small 4to (219 x 172mm.), FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 200 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO EUGENE LEE-HAMILTON ("Eugene Lee-Hamilton | from his | friend the author. | in memory of | one delightful | afternoon and | many delightful | sonnets. | June | 94") on the half-title, printed in green, red and black, illustrations by Charles Ricketts throughout, full vellum gilt with design Ricketts, collector's chemise and morocco backed folding box by the Chelsea Bindery, one spot of soiling on upper board, some light spotting
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Mason 361