Oscar Wilde

Paris – Christie's Books department is pleased with today’s results totaling €2,5 million. After the Books sale, which top lot was a deluxe edition of the Picture of Dorian Gray

It's always fun--and edifying--at this time of year to take a "backward glance" at the most popular reads on our site. From stolen books to Sherlock Holmes to the sale of a Gutenberg fragment, here are 2015's top posts. See what you've missed!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce the upcoming display of newly discovered works by Oscar Wilde (1854??1900), one of the world’s most influential and prominent cultural personalities. The materials include a notebook from around 1880, with unrecorded versions of early poems and with drawings by the inimitable Irish-born writer; a hand-

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New York—Topping Swann Galleries’ June 19 auction of 19th &

A specially printed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest inscribed by Oscar Wilde to Major James Nelson, the Governor of Reading Gaol during the writer’s term of imprisonment there sold for £55,000 at Bonhams Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in London on June 18. It had been estimated at £40,000 - 60,000 

The copy, numbered 13 out of a presentation edition of 100, is

A specially printed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest inscribed by Oscar Wilde to Major James Nelson, the Governor of Reading Gaol during the writer’s term of imprisonment there is to be sold at Bonhams Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in London on June 18. It is estimated at £40,000-60,000.  Bonhams, the third largest