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The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde - Signed First Edition - 1913 - from E C Books and

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

Condition: Good/N

London : Duckworth & Co, 1913 A good copy of the limited edition in gilt-decorated parchment binding with tipped-in frontispiece and 11 further tipped-in plates by Charles Robinson. This copy is number 241 of 260 copies of which 250 were for sale. The binding has a browned spine, and a lot of browning and scuffing to edges with some loss of surface at the front corners and the top back corner. There is some marking to the front board. Internally the decorative endpapers are present without inscription. The contents, including numerous designs and line illustrations by Charles Robinson are in good to very good clean condition. There are lightly creased tissue guards to plates at pp 26 and 68 and the tissue guards to plates at pp 76 and 122 have some wrinkling and browning. The mount to the plate at p76 has a slight ripple at the top. Page 47 has a turned corner tip and there is a small repaired edge tear to the bottom margin of p 54. Please enquire if you would like to see more images to assess condition.

Oscar Wilde's fairy tales have value for both children and the adults who read to them the tales of a pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more.

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032700
  • Title: The Happy Prince and Other Stories
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Illustrator: Charles Robinson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Duckworth & Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1913
  • Keywords: oscar wilde; happy prince; signed limited edition happy prince; charles robinson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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