WILDE, OSCAR. 1854-1900.
Poems. London: David Bogue, 1881. ix, [1 blank], 236,  pp. 8vo. Original gilt-stamped vellum. Some offsetting, binding darkened and with a small stain, spine worn with ends chipped and upper joint just starting, endpapers browned.
First edition, first issue, limited to 250 copies on Dutch hand-made paper. Wilde chose 61 poems for this collection, 30 of which had been previously published in magazines.
Provenance: ownership inscription of Joseph Knight (whom an earlier owner has identified as the editor Joseph Knight).