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OSCAR WILDE, A VAGABOND WITH A MISSION: THE STORY OF OSCAR WILDE’S LECTURE TOURS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
Geoff Dibb

A Vagabond with a missionSALE: 
The price now is £10.00 + £3.50 P&P within the UK.

Postage for single copies outside the UK is:

Europe £12
Australia & NZ £25
USA £26
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“Geoff Dibb digs deep into ground over which Oscar’s biographers have so far merely skated. His tireless researches have produced a treasure trove of lecture extracts, contemporary press reports and ephemera that shine significant new light on a formative period in Wilde’s life and literary development.” ~ JONATHAN FRYER, Writer and Broadcaster

OSCAR WILDE, A VAGABOND WITH A MISSION is the first comprehensive study of Wilde’s lecture tours of Great Britain and Ireland between 1883 and 1889. Using letters, memoirs, biographies, previously unpublished information and thousands of contemporary newspaper accounts, Geoff Dibb gives us a portrait of Wilde which we have never seen before. Click here to read a review by Matthew Sturgis.

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Epstein Tomb Booklet Cover

JACOB EPSTEIN’S STUDIES FOR THE TOMB OF OSCAR WILDE
Simon Wilson
84 pp; The Sign of Nine, 2020

£10 + £3 postage and packing (UK – for overseas postage, contact Robert Whelan)
A black-card slipcase is available for an additional £10

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Simon Wilson OBE has written the definitive history of Jacob Epstein’s designs for Wilde’s tomb at Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. He has expanded his in-depth article from The Wildean 56 into a booklet, with new information and additional images. It has been gorgeously produced, printed on high-quality paper with black endpapers and one of Epstein’s sphinxes silver-foiled on a purple card cover. In this booklet, Wilson – an art historian and retired Tate Museum curator – explores the inspirations and evolution of the controversial tomb sculpture. With never-before published images of Epstein’s designs and insightful commentary, the booklet reveals how it morphed from a Greek youth to a “flying demon angel,” how it reflects Egyptian mythology, and how its genitals were hidden and then stolen!

This edition is strictly limited to 200 numbered copies.

Sketch by Jacob Epstein for the tomb of Oscar Wilde  Sketch by Jacob Epstein for the tomb of Oscar Wilde  Jacob Epstein

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