Lot 292 of 429:
Oscar Wilde A House of Pomegranates 1st Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,440
$800 - $1,200

A House of Pomegranates

Wilde, Oscar


James R. Osgood, McIlvaine



[x], 158, [1] pp. 4 full-page illustrations by C.H. Shannon. (4to) original green cloth spine and tan cloth boards, printed in gilt and red. One of 1000 copies. First Edition.

The "four plates were printed in Paris by some "improved" process. After the book was finished and bound it was noticed that a dusty deposit had formed on each plate, probably owing to some chemical impurity either in the printer's ink or in the chalky paper used. To take off this deposit each plate was rubbed with soft flannel, which removed the surface and left the reproductions faint and in some cases almost obliterated." Mason 347.

Lot Amendments

A bit of darkening to covers, light extremity rubbing; some darkening to contents, lacking front free endpaper, rear hinge cracking, very good, contents almost entirely unopened.

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