CONSTANCE WILDE’S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1886 – 1896
Edited by Devon Cox
£25 + postage
This landmark publication includes:
- A facsimile reproduction of each page of Constance Wilde’s autograph book with a transcript and notes on the facing page
- An introduction by Devon Cox explaining the significance of the book and Constance’s personal selections of contributors
- Biographical notes about the sixty-four signatories
- Illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white images, some full-page
- A table of signatories with the dates of the signatures, where known
- Notes and bibliography
OSCAR WILDE, A VAGABOND WITH A MISSION: THE STORY OF OSCAR WILDE’S LECTURE TOURS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
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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 Using letters, memoirs, biographies, previously unpublished information and thousands of contemporary newspaper accounts, Geoff Dibb gives us a portrait of Wilde which we have never seen before.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.
JACOB EPSTEIN’S STUDIES FOR THE TOMB OF OSCAR WILDE
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.