Large slim quarto, original white buckram, pictorially decorated in teal and gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. Limited edition of Wildes famous poem on the foul dreams of sensual life, one of 1000 copies, with cover design and 12 superb illustrations by Alastair, heightened with color. Working under the pseudonym Alastair, Baron Hans Henning Voight, German-born artist, dancer and mime, derived his provocative style of illustration directly from Aubrey Beardsley. His pictures are known for their combination of decorative elegance with a fascination with the perverse, sinister and satanic (Peppin & Micklethwait).This special edition of Wildes Sphinx , designed entirely by Alastair, contains ten fine tissue-guarded full-page black-and-white illustrations, two additional illustrations tipped front and rear, and numerous large ornamental initial letters all heightened in teal by hand. The item "The Sphinx by Oscar Wilde 1920 LIMITED EDITION VERY RARE" is in sale since Monday, January 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "wks555" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
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