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Do you have a spare £18,000 for a glimpse into Oscar Wilde’s library?

In 2006, someone paid £18,000 for the catalogue from the auction of Oscar Wilde’s belongings in 1895. Not £18,000 for one of Wilde’s books – £18,000 just for a list of the books he owned. Christie’s description of Lot 155, Sale 7275 gives you some idea of the wonders of Wilde’s personal library and Lucasta Miller’s article in The Guardian conjures up the anticipation the

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