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SOME SELL AND OTHERS BUY
SOME SELL AND OTHERS BUY
SOME SELL AND OTHERS BUY
SOME SELL AND OTHERS BUY
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  • 1. THE OSCHOLARS September 2002 SOME SELL AND OTHERS BUY A monthly page on Wilde for sale. Readers are invited to advertise for items sought. Click to come back to the top of this page; Click to jump to the next Section Click to return to the September 2002 edition. I. Some Sell. II. Bookshops III. ebay I. SOME SELL. John Cooper draws our attention to an unpublished letter by Wilde offered for sale by Michael Silverman P.O. Box 350, London SE3 0LZ, England. Telephone: 020 8319 4452 International telephone: +44 20 8319 4452 Facsimile: 020 8856 6006 International facsimile: +44 20 8856 6006 Email: m s@ m i chael - si l ver m an. com This is advertised at ht t p: //dogber t . abebooks. com /abe/B ookD et ai l s? bi =153879080 WILDE (Oscar, 1854-1900). Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Miles [at Wilde's American publishers, Roberts Brothers of Boston], thanking him for sending a copy of the first U.S. edition of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, commenting on a misprint ('To be' instead of 'toe'),
  • 2. & protesting about the size of the margins - 'Why, oh! why did you not keep to my large margin- I assure you that there are subtle scientific relations between margin and style, and my stories read quite differently in your edition - However, I hope the Americans like them. I have not seen a single review. Here ithas been a great success - but I want to know what is said on the other side of the Atlantic.' 4 pages 8vo. headed paper, 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, [n.d., but 1888], final page browned & some wear at central fold (evidently where previously mounted), otherwise in nice condition. A FINE LETTER, illustrating Wilde's well-known interest in the aesthetics of book-production. (He refers to this elsewhere as 'the look of a book': see, for example, his letter to Leonard Smithers, Nov. 19, 1897). The first English edition of The Happy Prince was published by David Nutt in May 1888. The first American edition was published by Roberts Bros. of Boston later in the same year. The U.S. edition was printed from the English sheets, but the size of the margins was much reduced: the English page measured 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches,t he American 7 1/2 x 5 inches (Mason 313, 321). Not in The Complete Letters, ed. Holland & Hart-Davis (2000), & apparently unpublished. Book# 22583 Price: £5250.00 (approx. US $8091.46) convert currency Readers of THE OSCHOLARS may be interested in the availability of a fine-press broadside of Wilde's 1888 essay 'The Beauties of Bookbinding.' Produced by the Ampersand Club of the Twin Cities in commemoration of the 16th March 2002 OWSOA inaugural celebration at St. Paul, Minnesota, a very limited number of both Standard and Deluxe copies are available for purchase from the Ampersand Club. The price for the Deluxe (hand illuminated on handmade paper) is $95. The Standard edition (printed on Rives BFK paper) is $50. Postage and shipping extra. A 10% discount can be applied on ordersof 3 or more and 20% on 10 or more. Inquires and orders maybe sent to: Wilber Schilling, Indulgence Press, 1332 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 USA, Phone612 379-4743 / chip@indulgencepress.com/ Fax 612 331-8114 or
  • 3. Rob Rulon-Miller, Rulon-Miller Books, 400 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102-2662 USA, w w w . r ul on. com e-mail rulon@rulon.com. Phone toll-free 800-441-0076. Outside the continental US phone 1-651-290-0700, Fax: 1-651-290-0646. II. BOOKSHOPS. Books in print mentioned in THE OSCHOLARS can be ordered from: John Wyse Jackson at John Sandoe (Books) Ltd, 10 Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 2SR books@ j sandoe. dem on. co. uk . John Wyse Jackson is editor of Aristotle at Afternoon Tea: The Rare Oscar Wilde. London: Fourth Estate 1991; paperback edition retitled Uncollected Oscar Wilde 1995. Oscar Wilde Buchhandlung und Versand at Alte Gasse 51, 60313 Frankfurt Tel.: 069/28 12 60 Fax: 069/297 75 42. Contact Harald. Internet: ht t p: //w w w . oscar - w i l de. de ; e-mail: shop@ oscar - w i l de. de . Dorian Bookstore, 802 Elm at Madison, Youngstown, Ohio 44505-2843. Contact Jack Peterson. Internet: ht t p: //al t . youngst ow n. or g/dor i an. ht m l ; e-mail: dor i anbooks@ cboss. com .
  • 4. The Oscar Wilde Book Shop (15 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014 E- mail: w i l debooks@ aol . com ) now has a website at w w w . oscar w i l debooks. com . This shop (in Greenwich Village) was founded in 1967 and is managed by Kim Brinster. Delectus Books are booksellers whose specialities include 1890s material. They can be found at w w w . del ect usbooks. co. uk , and books can be ordered on- line. Do please mention THE OSCHOLARS if ordering. A list of books for sale was printed in our August issue, some of which may still be available. III. EBAY Ebay is an online auction house where many Wilde items are offered, from second-hand paperbacks to playbills to limited editions. We have set up this link - - - - - - - - > which should take you straight to ebay's Wilde pages. Among the interesting items currently or recently offered are:
  • 5. A superb original Boning & Small, London, cabinet photograph of Mrs Bernard Beere in Sardou's Fedora, also a leading vehicle for Sarah Bernhardt and Fanny Davenport. Mrs Beere was also Oscar Wilde's leading lady in the first production of A Woman of No Importance. Top corners trimmed for album not affecting image else good. This art piece created by New York Artist, Michael Evers is currently available. This ink print was created from one of Michael Evers celebrity portraits and is great for framing. The piece is ONE image created on ONE piece of 8.5 x 11 inch, high quality, 80lb paper. The piece is signed by the artist, Michael Evers. This is a rare edition titled "The Portrait Book Of Oscar Wilde" printed privately for William Andrews Clark, Jr. by John Henry Nash, San Francisco 1923. The book is No. 66 from a limited edition of 150. The book features a color
  • 6. reproduction of an anonymous portrait of Oscar Wilde, of which the original is in the library of William Andrews Clark. This book was issued as a supplement to the three volume set "Wilde & Wildeiana", which was also printed privately for Clark by John Henry Nash. A beautifully bound 1923 book in French "Intentions : Le Declin du Mensonge- Plume, Crayon, Poison - Le Critique Artiste - La Verité des Masques" by Oscar Wilde, translated into French by Hugues Rebell & Charles Grolleau. With the frontispiece portrait of Oscar Wilde. Text in French. Very decorative binding - looks gorgeous on a bookshelf. Published by Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens, Paris, 1923. Good condition. Beautiful hardcover binding: marbled boards, brown leather spine with gilt ruling, decorations and lettering, marbled endpapers. Light wear to the edges and corners of the boards. A small unobtrusive black ink stain at the bottom right corner of the first several pages. The binding is tight, no loose, torn or missing pages, no stamps or signatures, 243 pages, frontispiece portrait. The book measures approx. 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 by 1 inches.
  • 7. Descriptions are those of the booksellers, and without any reason for disbelief, nonetheless THE OSCHOLARS cannot vouch for their accuracy. Click to come back to the top of this page; Click to jump to the next Section Click to return to the September 2002 edition.

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