The Works …
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WILDE, Oscar. [The Works].

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WILDE, Oscar [The Works]. London: Methuen and Co. 1908.

8vo. 14 vols.; original white buckram with gilt roundels designed by Charles Ricketts on the upper covers, top edges gilt, others uncut; minor soiling to boards; sunning to spines; a little light spotting in places to endpapers; internally bring and clean, a good set.
First collected edition, limited to 1,000 sets, printed on handmade paper. One volume, The Picture of Dorian Gray, though entirely uniform with the others, was published by Charles Carrington (Paris). "The text is taken in most instances from the last editions issued under the superintendence of the author. In some cases the volumes contain additional matter which had not previously been reprinted, while some of the volumes contain matter here published for the first time." (Mason, p. 459). Without the seldomly found 15th volume, For the Love of the King.

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