OSCAR WILDE’S WORKS, HANDSOMELY BOUND, FEATURING DECORATION AND TYPOGRAPHY BY FREDERIC GOUDY
WILDE, Oscar. Works (The Prose. The Poems. The Essays. The Plays. Novels and Fairy Tales). New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, (1914-16). Five volumes. 12mo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $3500.
Lovely “Cosmopolitan Library” edition of Wilde’s works, set in Goudy type and handsomely bound.
"Oscar Wilde: we have only to hear the great name to anticipate that what will be quoted as his will surprise and delight us" (Ellmann, xv.) These five volumes include The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, Lady Windermere's Fan, De Profundis, The Picture of Dorian Gray and other major works. Each volume with decorative title-page printed in blue and black, with "decorations and types specially designed by Frederic W. Goudy."