By Oscar Wilde
Leipzig   The English Library; Bernhard Tauchnitz
6" by 4.5" [9], 4-212; [5], 6-196; [7], 8-124; [15], 16-270, [2]; [15], 16-238; [15], 16-246, [2]; [7], 8-276, [2]; [15], 16-246, [2]; [5], 6-270pp
A selection of nine volumes of Tauchnitz's edition of the plays and poems by Oscar Wilde, containing his most popular works, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
By Oscar Wilde

1908-11 The Works of Oscar Wilde

Leipzig   The English Library; Bernhard Tauchnitz
6" by 4.5" [9], 4-212; [5], 6-196; [7], 8-124; [15], 16-270, [2]; [15], 16-238; [15], 16-246, [2]; [7], 8-276, [2]; [15], 16-246, [2]; [5], 6-270pp
A selection of nine volumes of Tauchnitz's edition of the plays and poems by Oscar Wilde, containing his most popular works, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
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In nine volume.

A collection of nine works by Oscar Wilde, issued by Tauchnitz.

Containing 'Intentions', 'De Profundis, and, The Ballad of Reading Gaol', 'Salome', 'An Ideal Husband', 'Lady Windermere's Fan', 'A Woman of No Importance', 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Prose Pieces', 'The Importance of Being Earnest', and 'The Poems'.

Wilde was an important and influential Irish poet and playwright of the nineteenth century. He was a controversial figure during his life for his being homosexual. 

This edition was published by Bernhard Tauchnitz. Tauchnitz started his 'Collection of British Authors' in 1842, and it continued for almost exactly 100 years. By breaking with the European practise of ignoring British copyright law, Tauchnitz was a driving force behind international agreements on international copyright protection. The goodwill he gained from British authors enabled him to be the principal continental publisher of English language works. He was often sent early proofs, and so was able to first publish at the same time or very soon after the British publisher.

Two pages of publisher's adverts to the rear of 'An Ideal Husband', 'A Woman of No Importance', 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Prose Pieces', and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.

Condition

Rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, smart. with some light marks to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the spine and extremities. Bookseller's label to the rear paste down of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Internally, firmly bound, 'De Profundis' is generally firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean. Stamp to the head of the title pages and half titles, and to a couple of pages. Ink notes to the publisher's adverts of 'A Woman of No Importance'.

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