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An Ideal Husband

By Wilde, Oscar




From the book:The room is brilliantly lighted and full of guests. At the top of the staircase stands LADY CHILTERN, a woman of grave Greek beauty, about twenty-seven years of age. She receives the guests as they come up. Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry - representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher- that is stretched on the staircase wall. On the right is the entrance to the music-room. The sound of a string quartette is faintly heard. The entrance on the left leads to other reception-rooms. MRS. MARCHMONT and LADY BASIL-DON, two very pretty women, are seated together on a Louis Seize sofa. They are types of exquisite fragility. Their affectation of manner has a delicate charm. Watteau would have loved to paint them.


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An Ideal Husband.

Wilde, Oscar

London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First signed limited edition of Wilde's classic comedic stage play. Octavo, original lavender publisher's cloth with gilt titles to the spine and gilt flourishes to the spine and front panel. One of 100 large paper copies signed by Oscar Wilde, this is number 85. In near fine condition with a touch of toning. A superior example. Wilde's play premiered in January 1895 to an audience that included the Prince of Wales, and was an immediate success. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play. It has been adapted to film several times, first in 1935, most recently in 1999 starring Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver, Cate Blanchett and Rupert Everett.

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An Ideal Husband.

Wilde, Oscar

London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First edition, signed limited edition. Octavo, original lavender publisher's cloth. One of 100 large paper copies signed by Oscar Wilde. In very good condition with some light rubbing and darkening to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Wilde's play premiered in January 1895 to an audience that included the Prince of Wales, and was an immediate success. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play. It has been adapted to film several times, first in 1935, most recently in 1999 starring Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver, Cate Blanchett and Rupert Everett. Mason 385.

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An Ideal Husband

WILDE, Oscar

London: Smithers, 1899. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). [16], 214 pages. Square 8vo, original lavender cloth with gilt decorations on covers, uncut edges. London: Leonard Smithers 1899. Limited First Edition. Some fading, soiling & shelf-wear on the binding; old heraldic bookplate on end-paper, which has offset onto front flyleaf, still a very good(+) clean copy of this exceedingly rare book. One of Wilde's most frequently produced plays. Number 38 of only 100 large-paper copies, signed by Wilde.

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Price: $17,000.00


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An Ideal Husband.

Wilde, Oscar.

8vo. London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. 8vo, 213, (1, imprint)pp. Original salmon cloth stamped in gold, one corner creased, slightest of soiling to covers, ink signature at front “Winifred M.F. Carritt Christmas 1900”. Blue quarter morocco slipcase. § First edition, one of 1000 copies. “Although Wilde's third play opened in 1895, it was not published until four years later and after Wilde had been released from prison. The success of The Ballad of Reading Gaol persuaded [Wilde] to publish his last two plays (the other being The Importance of Being Ernest). All three were published by Leonard Smithers, one of very few remaining publishers prepared to handle Wilde's work.” (Sotheby’s). Mason 385.

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An Ideal Husband

Wilde, Oscar

Leonard Smithers, 1899 First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL salmon cloth from the publisher. A wonderful copy. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Oscar Wilde First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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An Ideal Husband

WILDE, OSCAR

London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies. Original lavender gilt-stamped and decorated cloth. Ownership inscription and bookplates of Chauncey Lawrence Williams and Scott Cunningham on the front pastedown. A little trace of sunning to spine with some rubbing near bottom of spine, some dust-soiling to the boards, else a very good copy.

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Price: $2,500.00


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An Ideal Husband : by The Author of Lady Windermere's Fan

Wilde, Oscar

London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London 1899: Leonard Smithers and Co. First edition, one of 1000 copies only. Octavo. Lavender cloth decorated in gilt and with spine lettering gilt. Fore edges uncut. 213 pp. A tight example, very good with three very small chips along the rear gutter edge and a approximately ½” square chip to the rear area of the foot of the spine strip.

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An Ideal Husband.

WILDE, Oscar.

London: Leonard Smithers and Co.,, 1899. Quarto. Original pink cloth, title to spine and floral motifs to covers in gilt, edges untrimmed. Spine lightly sunned and rolled, minor cockling and faint soiling to cloth. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison.

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An Ideal Husband.

WILDE, Oscar.

Leonard Smithers, London., 1899. First edition. Octavo. pp [xvi], 213. One of 1000 copies. Original gilt decorated cloth. A drama in four acts.Bookplate on front pastedown. Covers marked and rubbed at head and tail of spine. Possible water-staining to the lower half of the spine. Endpapers faintly spotted. Very good.

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An ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

London: Methuen, 1916. tenth. Hardcover. Good/poor. Loss to bottom inch of spine of D/W (methuen missing) orange brown D/W however present. The only copy on the net of this title in a D/W and there will probably not ever be another! Faded lower spine & some patchy staining to book cover

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

CreateSpace, 2011-04-27. Paperback. Good.

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An Ideal Husband: A Play.

WILDE, Oscar.

London:: The Edinburgh Society,, [1911].. Authorized Edition; Magdalen Edition; No. 99 of 480 copies for America.. full crushed morocco elaborately gilt; t.e.g. . Bookplate on pastedown; Spine sunned; a few tiny scuffs to leather.. 8vo,. Illustrated; color frontispiece. .

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND - A PLAY

Wilde, Oscar

London: Methuen and Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Discoloration on the spine, some spotting on the . inside page, and some edge wear. 1908. Hardcover. 239 pages .

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An Ideal Husband

Wilde, Oscar

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. 1461039444 Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please contact us with any inquiries. We ship daily. We only ship Internationally via FedEx with tracking which is why our shipping price might be higher than others. . Good.

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An Ideal Husband - A Play.

Wilde, Oscar

1909. Copyright Edition. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1909. 15.8 cm. 270 pages. Original hardcover / Quarter calf with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Some light rubbing at spine. From the reference library of Hans Christian Andersen - Translator Erik Haugaard. With his Exlibris to the pastedown. [Collection of British authors ; 4113]. An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play. (Wikipedia)

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

2010-05-23. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband (New Mermaids)

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband - a play.

WILDE, Oscar.

Methuen, London., 1912. Fifth edition. F'cap octavo. pp [xii], 246. Green cloth with gilt rules and device to front cover, top edge gilt.Very near fine. No dustwrapper.

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An Ideal Husband (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition) (Spanish Edition)

Oscar Wilde

2006-02-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An ideal husband : a play. 1909 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Wilde Oscar

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1909]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 284. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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Oscar Wilde

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An ideal husband : a play / by Oscar Wilde. 1913 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Wilde Oscar

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1913]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 266. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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An ideal husband [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Wilde, Oscar

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back []. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 266. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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An ideal husband : a play 1910 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Wilde, Oscar, -

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1910]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 261. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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An ideal husband : a play / by Oscar Wilde. 1908 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Wilde Oscar

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1908]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 260. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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An Ideal Husband: A Woman of No Importance 1919 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Oscar Wilde

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1919]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - English, Pages 247. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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An Ideal Husband: A Woman of No Importance 1919 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Oscar Wilde

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1919]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - English, Pages 240. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband: A Play (Oscar Wilde)

Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband: A Comedy (Timeless Classics)

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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