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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

Leonard Smithers and Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. One of only 100 large paper copies, printed on Dutch hand made paper, numbered and signed by Oscar Wilde. Small 4to.(8.4 X 6.3 inches). Original light purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and decorative designs by Charles Shannon in gilt to both boards and spine. A small amount of light offsetting to the blank endpapers. Some mottling to the spine but overall a superior copy. Mason 386.

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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 minor soiling & bubbling on the cover but still a very good(+) internally clean copy of this exceedingly rare book. One of Wilde's most frequently produced plays. Number 41 of only 100 large-paper copies, signed by Wilde. Preserved in a 1/4 leather clam-shell case.

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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 minor 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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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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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 a little sunned and bumped at ends. A near-fine 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. With an old catalogue description and advertisement for perfume loosely inserted.

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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

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 - 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: 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.

Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1909. Copyright Edition.. 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.. 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

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An Ideal Husband

Wilde, Oscar

BookSurge Classics. PAPERBACK. 1591090997 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Wilde, Oscar

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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.

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, (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED]

Oscar Wilde

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