Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 519

Price Realized: $ 5,500
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
WILDE, OSCAR; and CHARLES RICKETTS. The Sphinx. 10 illustrations by Ricketts, including 8 full-page plates, all printed in red; initials and guide words printed in green. 4to, original gilt-pictorial vellum after Ricketts; scattered foxing. Signature of A. E. Crawley, dated 1896; bookplate of Curt and Emma von Faber du Faur. London: Elkin Matthews and John Lane, at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1894

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first edition. one of 200 copies printed for england. 'No illustrated book was ever more thoroughly planned . . . The result is a perfect whole, as harmonious as it is dazzling'--Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 262; Mson 361.