The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
The Sphinx.
Wilde, Oscar.

The Sphinx.

Regular price $750.00 $0.00

London / New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head / John Lane Company, 1920. Limited edition. 12" x 9-1/4". 36 pp. Cream cloth with stamped gilt and teal illustration to front cover. Illustrated with 10 listed plates plus two additional plates bound in at the front and rear, with ornamental initials throughout, all with additional hand-coloring in teal ink. Wear and toning to spine, with shallow loss to cloth at spine ends; toning and minor foxing to some leaves; gutter break at pages 11 and 34; bookseller label of Gotham Book Mart to rear paste-down. Good.

One of 1000 copies, the edition unable to be reprinted due to the destruction of the original stones during the German invasion of Belgium in WWI. This copy an unnumbered review copy, with the publisher's blind stamp on the title page reading "Review Copy with John Lane's Compliments".

Uncommon in commerce.


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