Charles Carrington. Paris. 1908.
LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.9 inches). One of 1000 copies on hand made paper. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in mid twentieth century full dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt ruled lines to board edges. Marbled endpapers. Double ruled gilt border on inner boards. All edges gilt. Some light foxing to the blank white endpapers otherwise a clean and bright copy throughout. Spine is uniformly toned to a pleasing brown. Overall an attractive volume. Issued to match the other 13 volumes that make up the first collected edition of Wilde, this was the only volume published by Charles Carrington in Paris, and the only volume sold singularly, the rest being by sold only in sets by Methuen in London. -- Mason. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde #443.