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The Sphinx - Pamphlet

By Wilde, Oscar




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The Sphinx.

WILDE, Oscar.

London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane,, 1894. With Decorations by Charles Ricketts. Small quarto. Contemporary half vellum for Hatchards, green cloth sides, titles in gilt to green morocco labels to spine, floral motif in gilt to spine in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, green silk page marker. Text printed in red, green, and black. Title page design, one half-page illustration, and 8 full-page illustrations by Ricketts. Contemporary ownership inscription of "M. De Mérey" to half-title, possibly Belgian soprano Jane Mérey (1872-1939), pupil of Rosine Laborde in Paris. Bookplate and shelf label of Hubert Beaumont to front pastedown. Front board bowed, vellum a little soiled, a touch of very faint foxing; a very good, notably bright, copy. First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations made even W. E. Henley, Wilde's severest critic, describe the Sphinx as "about as fin-de-Siecle a business as you ever saw" (Frankel, p. 155). Ricketts first met Wilde in 1889 and during the next couple of years designed either parts or the entirety of several of the author's works, including The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Poems (1892; limited edition), Intentions (1891), and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891) (Hart-Davies, p. 249). While predominantly working with book illustration and design, Rickett was also famed for his theatre designs and costumes, and he contributed to the first English production of Wilde's Salomé in 1906.

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

London: John Lane. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1920. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full cream cloth, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate gilt decoration on cover. "This edition is limited to 1,000 copies and cannot be reprinted, as the stones from which the offset plates were printed were in Belgium at the time of the German invasion, and were destroyed." Illustrated with twelve tissue-protedted, full-page plates and thirteen decorated opening initials by Alastair. This is the only edition with the Alastair plates. "Alastair" was the pseudonym of Baron Hans-Henning von Voigt (1887-1969), a German-born artist, dancer and mime, derived his provocative style of illustration directly from Aubrey Beardsley. His pictures are known for their combination of "decorative elegance with a fascination with the perverse, sinister and satanic" (Peppin & Micklethwait). This special edition of Wilde's The Sphinx, designed entirely by Alastair, contains ten fine tissue-guarded full-page black-and-white illustrations, two additional illustrations tipped front and rear, and numerous large ornamental initial letters—all heightened in teal by hand. "The publication of The Sphinx in 1920 signaled the start of Alastair's decade of fame… . . Former owner's name and date (1922) on fep, spine darkened, covers rubbed, interior clean and bright, tight and square. All of the illustrations are in perfect, pristine condition. VERY GOOD. . Color Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (iv), 36, (4) pp .

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

New York: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1920. limited to 1000 copies all plates present. cover design by Charles Ricketts, preface by Robert Ross.covers show some handling and rubbing with some wear to corners and smudges to cover. spine a bit darkened and showing handling. shipping will be extra, please inquire. . Hard Cover. Good +/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Alastair (Illustrated and Decorated by). 9 x 12". Limited Edition.

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 1894. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo (4 1/2" x 7 3/8"), stiff pictorial wraps, 22 pages; half title with date of 1894; original glassine dust jacket and original box, with printed label: "The Sphinx. Wilde Nippon Booklets." First edition printed in America. Pictorial front wrapper, with color rural scene, with Mt. Fiji in the background. Book and dust jacket are very good; box has a few light stains, but is intact.

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

John Lane. Hardcover. B002A6OPNA The Sphinx, Oscar Wilde. Illustrated and decorated by Alastair. London and NY John Lane Company. 1920 9 x 12 decorated illustrated cover with topless woman in bed in gold gilt. Rough cut pages, some different sized. 36 pages. . Very Good.

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The Sphinx

WILDE, Oscar

London, The Bodley Head. 1918. First edition thus. Small square 8vo. Publisher's pale green paper covered boards titled and illustrated in dark green to spine and front. Near fine, light edgewear, inner paper joint just starting. In a near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper, with minor toning and very light soiling. Internally clean. Uncommon in this condition.

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The Sphinx

WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900)

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918. [Poetry] FIRST EDITION THUS. Small square octavo (15 x 14cm), pp.46; [2], advertisements. Publisher's pale green paper covered boards titled and illustrated in dark green to spine and front, in pictorial dust-wrapper (both illustrations by Charles Ricketts). Ink name to flyleaf, minor wear and toning. Very good, in similar wrapper with one short tear to upper. A presentable copy. Uncommon in jacket.

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

1901. Purple card covers. Sunned along edges. Small tear lower front edge. Spine torn along fold about a quarter the way up. Hinge cracked. 300 copies printed, 250 on Antique paper and 50 on Japanese Vellum. This is 1 of 250 of the antique paper issue. 32 pages. . Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Good.

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

London: Privately Printed, 1901. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited first edition--number 18 of 50 printed on Japanese vellum, 1901. Hardcover with red lettering on the front cover, 32 pp.., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, minor age-toning to the pages and covers, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers. Our copy housed in protective glassine.

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THE SPHINX

WILDE, Oscar

London: John Lane, 1918. 12mo, pp. 46. Paper over boards, spine mended with paper tape. Some foxing throughout, cover little soiled. Good. Cover illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. A poem.

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1918. 45 pages. Beige dust jacket over green boards. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages with minor to light foxing throughout. Previous owner's name to fep. Rough cut bottom edges. Infrequent light finger marks and small stains to pages. Minor surface tears to page 32, copy slightly affected. Light wear to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Minor spot to rear board. Slight forward lean. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Small taning patches to spine ends. Usual shelf wear and markings to tanned dust jacket with minor finger marking and stains. Creasing and tears to edges with minor missing piece.

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

2014-12-25. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sphinx - Pamphlet

Oscar Wilde

2006-09-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

2010-09-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

2010-09-10. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE SPHINX

WILDE, Oscar

John Lane, Bodley Head, London. 1918. Small 8vo, 46pp plus two pages of advertisments. A good hardback copy bound in pale green papered boards with illustrated front cover. Boards lightly bowed with wear to extremities and slight discolouration and creasing to spine. Tick mark in black pen to top corner of cover. Foxing to fore edges and end papers. Lower part of rear endpaper split.

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THE SPHINX

WILDE, OSCAR

London: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1904. 1/31/2009. Fair. Limited edition. Number 75 of 300 copies in this edition. Fair only lacking the spine, text block split in the middle, covers worn and torn along the edges with some tape along the spine area.

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The Sphinx

Wilde, Oscar

Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1911. 12mo. 27pp. Bound in blue and white decorative paper over flexible boards, paper labels to spine and upper board, on original glassine dust jacket with a few chips.

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THE SPHINX

Wilde, Oscar

London & New York: John Lane Company, 1910. [46]pp [bookplate; spine backing completely chipped away exposing gauze; some discolorations to boards]. Illustrated Boards. Fair. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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The Sphinx - Pamphlet

Oscar Wilde

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006-09-15. Pmplt. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Sphinx - Pamphlet

Oscar Wilde

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006-09-15. Paperback. Good.

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The Sphinx.

WILDE, Oscar.

Portland, Maine:: Thomas B Mosher,, 1911.. publisher's plain stiff wrappers with added decorated paper wrapper and printed paper labels.. Spine slightly sunned; slight use to edges of wrapper.. 12mo,.

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The Sphinx

Oscar Wilde

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010-09-10. Paperback. Good.

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