William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde
|Shakespeare, William THE SONNETS IN CHINESE IN 2 volumes
in a silk (?) covered box bound in an Eastern style blockbook.
Douglas, Lord Alfred (ed.) The Spirit Lamp: II , 13 May 1892;
III. 20 May 1892; IV, 27 May 1892; V, 3 June 1892; VI, 10 June 1892;
Volume 2, I, 21 October 1892; Volume 3, II, 17 February 1893; Volume IV,
I, May 1893; Volume IV, II, May 1893 . £ 1500
|description of the last 2 issues (the rarest) : James Thornton, 1893.
Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. May, June, 1893.
First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers... Vol.
IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas
|Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100
- contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John
Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M.
Beerbohm. The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor,
Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord
Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already
had publishing experience behind him:
|at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram.
From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five
issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary
and Critical Magazine'. the first 3 series were subtitled: an Oxford
Magazine without news.
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. James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop
(est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller
in Broad street, Oxford. TOGETHER 9 ISSUES.