WILDE, Oscar.

A House of Pomegranates.

Stock Code
99953
A House of Pomegranates.

London, James R. Osgood, 1891.
£1,500
Oscar Wilde wrote his previous collection of fairy tales, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, for his two sons and this collection is a sequel to those and dedicated to his wife, Constance.

A superior copy to many since, due to poor printing plates, the 4 full-page illustrations always fade, in some copies more so than others and while these have done so they are better than most. The illustrations within the text are, along with the all pages in general, clean, bright and crisp.
 
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Description

First edition, one of 1000 copies; small 4to; pictorial title, 4 plates and numerous illustrations and decorations within text by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, usual light toning, else near-fine: publisher's pictorial cloth blocked in gilt and red, designed by Ricketts, edges untrimmed, a little browned, spine ends and corners a little bumped. chip and repair to upper joint, spot to upper cover, slight browning to endpapers, historic repair to hinges with resultant slight glue residue to rear one, preserved in a custom-made cloth solander box.

Bibliography

Mason 34.   Stock ID: 99953

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