WILDE, Oscar (author).  Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). The Happy Prince And Other Stories
WILDE, Oscar (author).  Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). The Happy Prince And Other Stories

WILDE, Oscar (author). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). The Happy Prince And Other Stories

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WILDE, Oscar (author).  Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). The Happy Prince And Other Stories.  London, Duckworth & Co. 1924.

 

4to. Original mid-brown cloth decoratively stamped in darker brown to spine and upper cover, pictorial endpapers; pp. [xiv], 15-133 + [ii]; illustrated with 12 fine, and beautiful, coloured plates and numerous illustrations, decorations, and vignettes in line; externally near fine with a tiny bruise to lower forecorner of upper board; internally very good, and uninscribed, with the usual toning to free endpapers, some pale diffuse foxing to prelims and very sporadically and sparsely internally, and a tiny insignificant closed tear to lower edge of one leaf (9mm), otherwise all plates fine.


Early edition. Wilde's well-loved book of fairy tales was first issued with illustrations by Charles Robinson (brother of William Heath) in 1913. All editions are sought after as it is usually considered the finest version of the classic.