Item #CL199-81 The Sphinx [Book]. Oscar Wilde, 1854–1900 Irish.
The Sphinx [Book]
The Sphinx [Book]
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The Sphinx [Book]

1920. Hardcover quarto with beige cloth and gilt illustrated boards [book], previous owner’s annotation and date “Aug. 18, ‘67” in ink on flyleaf, “Angus & Robertson Ltd” bookseller sticker on pastedown, 30.5 x 23cm. Soiling to boards, slight foxing and gutter splitting to interior.

Published by John Lane and The Bodley Head, London. Illustrated and decorated by Alastair, 36pp with 12 colour lithograph plates. Limited to 1000 copies.

According to the publisher’s note on the limitation page “this edition…cannot be reprinted, as the stones from which the offset plates were printed were in Belgium at the time of the German invasion, and were destroyed.”

The illustrator of this book, Hans Henning Voight (1887–1969), used the pseudonym “Alastair.” Held in SLNSW; The Met.

Item #CL199-81

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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