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Joyce, James.

Published by Shakespeare & Company (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Company, 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Large 8vo. One of 750 numbered copies on hand-made paper. Laid into this copy is the original prospectus for the book that prints a photograph of Joyce. An unrestored copy, easily the finest of this fragile volume that we have ever encountered, merely showing the most niggling of use at the heel of the spine. The blue wrappers that Joyce insisted on precisely echoing the hue of the Greek flag are in fine condition. A collector's copy of the 20th Century's most influential novel. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 22937

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JOYCE, JAMES.

Published by Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922, 1922. First Edition; one of 750 numbered copies. Original publisher's wrappers. Minor rubbing and soiling of the wrappers; a little short of fine, but an excellent, unrestored copy. Never having read this effusively praised and influential book, this cataloguer will refrain from plagiarizing those who are actually familiar with it. In a custom clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 27807

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Joyce, James (Signed)

Published by Shakespeare and Company, Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1922. Specially bound in full leather in 2 volumes. This is number 389 of a the special 750 copies printed on handmade, laid paper. Signed and dated in ink by James Joyce: "James Joyce 9. ix. 1924" on the front endpaper following the front blue wrapper. Volume I contains 370 pages. Volume II begins on page 371 and and ends on p. 732 with the "Trieste-Zurich-Paris, 1914-1921" dateline. The next page is printed in capital letters: "Printed for Sylvia Beach by Maurice Darantiere at Dijon, France." The rear wrapper is not present at the end of volume two. Both volumes have been specially bound in full leather with 4 gilt rectangular rules and a delicate inner rectangle of hand-tooled chain patterns culminating in larger floral designs at the inside corners of the front and rear boards. Both front boards bear the name of "JOAN" in vertical gilt capital letters. The spine of volume I is missing 6" of the 9.5" of the spine length, but the top portion with "I" is present. The front blue wrapper printed in White with "Ulysses" by James Joyce is clean and crisp, as is the text throughout volumes one and two. The top edges are gilded. And there are predominantly orange and grey marbled endpapers. There is hand-tooled dentelle gilding along the front and rear inside edges of the boards as well. Both volumes have some pencil scrawlings on the front endpapers, but nothing affecting the text. Despite the two-volume format and the missing rear wrapper, modern first edition authority Allen Ahearn opined that this signed and dated copy in Joyce's hand of one of the 750 specially printed first editions is perhaps as scarce as one of the 100 signed copies, given that none of the 750 copies was issued with Joyce's signature. This copy was signed and dated two years after publication in 1924. This edition is limited to 1000 copies: 100 copies (signed) on Dutch handmade paper numbered from 1 to 100; 150 copies on vergé d'Arches numbered from 101 to 250; 750 copies on handmade paper numbered from 251 to 1000. This is copy No. 389. "The publisher asks the reader’s indulgence for typographical errors unavoidable in the exceptional circumstances. S.B." In a review in The Dial, T.S. Eliot said of Ulysses: "I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." He went on to claim that Joyce was not at fault if people after him did not understand it: "The next generation is responsible for its own soul; a man of genius is responsible to his peers, not to a studio full of uneducated and undisciplined coxcombs." The book has its critics; Virginia Woolf stated that "Ulysses was a memorable catastrophe—immense in daring, terrific in disaster." Ulysses has been called "the most prominent landmark in modernist literature", a work where life's complexities are depicted with "unprecedented, and unequalled, linguistic and stylistic virtuosity." That style has been stated to be the finest example of the use of stream-of-consciousness in modern fiction, with the author going deeper and farther than any other novelist in handling interior monologue. This technique has been praised for its faithful representation of the flow of thought, feeling, mental reflection, and shifts of mood. (Wikipedia) First Edition, One of 750 numbered copies. Bookseller Inventory # 310

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Joyce, James

Published by Shakespeare and Company (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. Softcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First Edition, First Printing. Original blue printed wrappers. 4to. This is number 986 of the edition of 750 numbered copies (of a total edition of 1000 copies). Very minor wear to extremities of the spine, else a lovely copy: uncut, mostly unopened and untouched by any restorer. Small contemporary portrait of Joyce by C. Rup mounted on the recto of the half-title together with the neat signature of Frank Layton, who bought this copy on the 16th of March in 1922 according to Sylvia Beach's "Ulysses" Notebook. It formed part of the Allan D. McGuire Collection of Cyril Connolly's "The Modern Movement - 100 Key Books from England, France and America 1880-1950" and was also exhibited in the "Allspace in a Notshall" Exhibition in Zürich in 1991. Complete with a beautiful three-quarter morocco slipcase and all the documentation of provenance and exhibtion. The Book of Books on any list of modern fiction and a great and funny read at that, which comes here in beautiful condition and with a full record of provenance. CHF 75'000. This item is part of our Catalogue 10: James Joyce, a copy of which you can order from us at YGRbookS. Bookseller Inventory # 000171

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Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Shakespeare and Co, 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Co, 1922, 1922. The first printing of Ulysses consisted of 1000 copies in three limitations: the first 100 were printed on Dutch handmade paper, numbered, and signed by Joyce, price 350 francs; 150 large paper copies numbered 101- 250, printed on Vergé d'Arches, unsigned, at 250 francs; and the final 750 were numbered 251-1000 and printed on a lesser grade of handmade paper, at 150 francs Arguably the most significant and celebrated English language novel of the 20th Century, the publishing trials and tribulations of Ulysses are legend. Stymied by obscenity charges that prevented its serial publication in The Egoist, Joyce's masterpiece was published instead by Sylvia Beach in the winter of 1922 under her imprint at the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris. In 1922, a young Harvard music student, Virgil Thomson, was on leave from school to study with the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris; a month before his return to America in August, Thomson purchased this copy on July 1, 1922, according to Sylvia Beach's notebook (v. Horowitz catalogue). A few years later, Thomson returned to Paris, where he became acquainted with the circle of experimental artists, writers, and musicians who gathered at Sylvia Beach's famous bookshop, and it was there that he came to know James Joyce. "After the success of 'Four Saints in Three Acts,' Joyce asked Thomson to compose a score for a ballet to be presented at the Paris Opera with choreography by Leonide Massine based on the children's games chapter of FINNEGAN'S WAKE. Thomson demurred, not wanting to wound his good friend Gertrude, who thought Joyce a rival" (Anthony Tommasini, Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle, p. 139). A remarkable association copy of this modernist classic First edition, No. 234 of 150 numbered copies on vergé d'Arches (total edition, 1000 copies). Tall 8vo (26.2 x 20.1 cm.). xii, 740 pp. Original blue wrappers printed in white. Wrappers slightly rubbed at edges, skillfully rebacked, preserving most of original spine. Very good, in quarter morocco slipcase with chemise, and the original Shakespeare & Co. prospectus laid in. Composer VIRGIL THOMSON's copy, signed in light pencil by him on the flyleaf: "Virgil Thomson Paris 1922". Slocum A17; Connolly Modern Movement, 42; v. Horowitz, p. 121. Bookseller Inventory # 259093

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Joyce, James.

Published by Shakespeare & Company, Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Company, Paris, 1922. First edition. One of 750 numbered copies on handmade paper from a total edition of 1000 copies. Thick quarto, original blue and white wrappers. A near fine copy, internally fresh and largely unopened, the wrappers not significantly soiled or faded, and completely unrestored. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is copy #992, and has laid in the front panel of the original prospectus with the tipped-on reproduction of the 1918 photo of Joyce by C. Ruf. The front panel of the prospectus has been amended, as often, to indicate the book "is now ready," and the original buyer must have jumped at the opportunity, as the order panel of the prospectus has been neatly cut away. Sisley Huddleston's 5 March 1922 review from The Observer is also laid in (though both items are in prophylactic sleeves that have prevented any offsetting). Also laid into the slipcase is some correspondence relating to the sale of this copy in 1972 by Duschnes in New York City. A very sharp copy with exceptional provenance. Ulysses was published in Paris by Shakespeare & Company, 1922. It was a struggle for the author to find a publisher, a comic irony considering that Ulysses is "[u]niversally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). Ulysses was an immediate success. The first printing sold out, and "within a year Joyce had become a well-known literary figure. Ulysses was explosive in its impact on the literary world of 1922" (de Grazia, 27). Even so, the book faced difficulties in global reception. It was banned in the U.K. and was prosecuted for the obscenity in the Nausicaa episode (Ellmann, 1982). Joyce's inspiration for the novel began as a young boy reading Charles Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses and writing an essay entitled "My Favourite Hero" after being impressed by the wholeness of the character (Goreman, 1939). The idea for the novel grew from a story in Dubliners in 1906, which Joyce expanded into a short book in 1907, before reconceptualizing it as the heady novel in 1914 (Ellmann, 1982). The book can initially seem unsctructured and chaotic, and Joyce admitted that he "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant" (The Observer, 2000). The French translator Stuart Gilbert published a defense of Ulysses shortly after its publication in which he supported the novel's use of obscenity and explained its internal structure and links to the Odyssey against accusations of ambiguity. Every episode, Gilbert explained, is connected to the Odyssey by theme, technique, and correspondence between characters. Another instance of Ulysses' literary contribution is his use of stream-of-consciousness, a technique employing carefully structured prose, both humorous and charactering, and involving puns and parodies. Joyce was a precursor to the use of stream of consciousness in the later decades. Similar narrative techniques were used by his contemporaries Virginia Wolfe, William Faulkner, and Italo Svevo. Their style can be better characterized as an "interior monologue, rather than stream of consciousness, is the appropriate term for the style in which [subjective experience] is recorded, both in The Waves and in Woolf's writing generally" (Stevenson, 1992). Bookseller Inventory # 3053

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Joyce, James.

Published by The Bodley Head, London (1936)

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Item Description: The Bodley Head, London, 1936. First Edition. James Joyce. ULYSSES. Signed 1/100 Copies. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition printed in England. A fine example of this, the most beautiful edition of Ulyssses ever published, designed by Eric Gill with Homeric Bow in gilt on the cover. Quarto, blonde calf vellum board printed on mould-made paper - number 38 of only 100 copies signed by Joyce in blue/black ink on the limitations page. [Total edition 1000 copies with 900 in cloth]. With the Bodley Head's printed announcement of publication laid in; in the original patterned paper slipcase with a bit of foxing & soiling to the printed numbered paper label, showing some rubbing at the slipcase edges - near fine considering it's endemic fragility. A very nice lovely example. Joyce's biographer Richard Ellman observed, "In his earlier books Joyce forced modern literature to accept new styles, new subject matter, new kinds of plot and characterization. In his last book he forced it to accept a new area of being and a new language. What is ultimately most impressive is the sureness with which, in the midst of such technical accomplishments, he achieved his special mixture of attachment and detachment, of gaiety and lugubriousness. He was no saturnine artificer contriving devices, but one of life's celebrants, in bad circumstances cracking good jokes, foisting upon ennuis and miseries his comic vision." Slocum & Cahoon A23 - The Modern Movement 42. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 32437

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JOYCE, James

Published by Shakespeare & Co., Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Co., Paris, 1922. paperback. Book Condition: near fine. First. A fresh copy with only very small chips where the wrappers meet the spine; completely un-restored. Number 507 of 1000 numbered copies. S & C. A17. Thick large 8vo, original blue wrappers printed in white. Preserved in a 1/4 red morocco slipcase. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First edition. From a total printing of 1000, this is one of 750 copies on handmade paper. Bookseller Inventory # 206207

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Joyce, James

Published by John Lane (1936)

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Item Description: John Lane, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This Limited Edition of 100 copies is SIGNED by James Joyce. A beautiful copy bound in the original vellum with only slight wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy James Joyce First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7692268158

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James Joyce

Published by John Lane The Bodley Head/London (1936)

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Item Description: John Lane The Bodley Head/London, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition printed in England. Fine (vellum boards a tiny bit soiled, but a fine copy) in a near fine original box, which is lightly worn at the corners, as almost always. No. 69 of 100 numbered copies signed by Joyce, printed on mould-made paper and bound in calf vellum out of a total edition of 1'000. With the Bodley Head's printed announcement of publication laid in. Housed in a beautiful, dark blue custom-made folding case. CHF 60'000. This item is part of our Catalogue 10: James Joyce, a copy of which you can order from us at YGRbookS. Signatur des Verfassers. Bookseller Inventory # 000522

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JOYCE, James.

Published by Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922, 1922. Small quarto. Original blue wrappers, titles to upper wrapper in white. In a blue quarter morocco solander case. Edges rubbed with some typical separation at the spine, some very minor loss at the spine, a few light scratches to the wrappers but a fresh and entirely unrestored example with particularly strong colour. First edition. From a total edition of 1,000 copies this is copy number 355 of the last 750 on handmade paper. There were also 100 signed copies on thicker paper and 150 large paper copies. Bookseller Inventory # 52106

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JOYCE, James

Published by Paris Shakespeare Press Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Paris Shakespeare Press Paris, 1922. First edition, number 619 of 750 copies on handmade paper, from a total edition of 1000 copies. Original 'Greek flag' blue-green wrappers, lettered in white to upper cover. A very good copy indeed with bright colouring which shows a little wear to the spine ends and a couple of paper repairs to the spine. Internally clean and fresh. A well preserved example of a fragile book. Housed in a custom-made chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. The author's most famous work and tour de force of modern literature. On the recommendation of Ezra Pound, Margaret Andersen serialised the novel in her "Little Review" between 1918 and 1921. Although the serialisation was completed, it ultimately finished The Little Review and led to its editors being tried for obscenity. As a result of this debacle, Joyce feared that even should he be able to find a publisher, the act of serialisation and the stigma attached to the following court case would make the novel unsaleable. It was to Sylvia Beach and her small Parisian bookshop, Shakespeare and Company that Joyce turned. Beach, like Andersen before her, had immediately seen the genius in Ulysses, and wrote to her mother that she might be soon to publish "the most important book of the age". It was decided to publish 1000 copies by subscription. 100 copies on Holland handmade paper (signed), 150 copies on vergé d'Arches and 750 copies on linen. A further 20 copies were produced, unwrappered on mixed paper and marked, "press copy". A printer was found in Maurice Darantière of Dijon and publication was planned for October. The printing process was not nearly as straightforward as anticipated, due in part to Joyce's continual rewriting of the text and his and Beach's perfectionism in the printing process. The publication date was continually moved back and eventually 2 February 1922, Joyce's birthday, was settled upon. But even then only two copies were ready, sent by Darantière via the Paris-Dijon express. One was put on display at Shakespeare and Company and the other taken, unopened by Joyce, to his birthday celebrations at the Italian restaurant, Ferrari's. "He had brought with him a package containing his copy of Ulysses, and placed it under his chair. Nora remarked that he had thought about the book for sixteen years, and spent seven years writing it. Everyone asked to see it opened, but he seemed to shrink from producing it. After the dessert he at last untied the parcel and laid the book on the table. It was bound in the Greek colours - white letters on a blue field - that he considered lucky for him, and suggesting the myth of Greece and Homer, the white island raising from the sea. There was a toast to the book and its author which left Joyce deeply moved" (Richard Ellman - James Joyce). The remaining copies were delivered in tranches and all 1000 of the first edition were sold within a month. It is now recognised as one of the key works of the twentieth century and the defining work of the modernist movement. ".like a ruined temple soaring from a jungle." - Cyril Connolly (100 Key Books of the Modern Movement) Slocum A17; Connolly 42. Bookseller Inventory # 27208

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Joyce (James).

Published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, (1936)

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Item Description: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition printed in England. One of 100 copies signed by the author, of an edition of 1,000 copies, on mould-made paper and bound in vellum (the other 900 copies are on japon vellum and bound in green buckram) 4to Spine a little marked and dulled, otherwise a fine, bright copy in typically somewhat rubbed patterend paper slipcase with printed label. Presentation Copy, so inscribed below Joyce’s signature on the statement of limitation page. Loosely inserted is the publisher’s printed announcement of this the "final and definitive edition", once folded so as to fit inside the book The inscription "Presentation Copy" is an unknown but elegant hand. This copy is therefore unnumbered. Original full vellum with Homeric bow by Eric Gill on each cover, top edge gilt, others uncut. Bookseller Inventory # 17012

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Joyce James

Published by London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1936, 1936. First authorized English edition; one of 100 copies signed by Joyce (of a total edition of 1000) printed on mould-made paper bound in vellum. 8vo, luxuriously bound in a beautiful designed binding by Eric Gill of full vellum with his gilt decorations of a bow on the upper cover, and a gilt titled spine, t.e.g. Housed in the original publishers patterned boards slipcase. 766 pp. A very fine copy. One of the most handsome we have seen. VERY IMPORTANT LITERARY FIRST. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This an extremely impressive copy of the first authorized English edition, signed by Joyce. IT IS ALSO THE FIRST EDITION of ULYSSES PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN. The superb binding executed In full vellum has been especially designed for this great book. DESIGNS FOR THE BINDING, EXECUTED IN GILT WERE DESIGNED BY ERIC GILL. The typeface is extremely attractive and very readable, the printing on fine paper makes the book unusually handsome and presents what is perhaps the most beautiful printing of ULYSSES ever accomplished. Along with the text, there are a series of appendices attached including copies of the International Protest against the unauthorized and mutilated printings of ULYSSES done especially in the United States; a copy of the injunction issued to prevent Samuel Roth from continuing his piracies of ULYSSES; a copy of Joyce’s letter to Bennet Cerf concerning the promotion, legal fight and publication of ULYSSES on the author’s behalf; a copy of the decison of the US District Court which was rendered on December 6, 1933 which lifted the ban on ULYSSES and a copy of the subsequent decision of the US Court of Appeals rendered in August of the following year which upheld the original decision; a copy of the forward to the first American editon and a bibiography of the works of James Joyce. ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce's influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of this century, and he is not alone in that opinion. Bookseller Inventory # 20503

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Joyce, James:

Published by London: John Lane The Bodley Head, [1936]. (1936)

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Item Description: London: John Lane The Bodley Head, [1936]., 1936. Large, thick quarto. Full cream colored calf vellum decorated in gilt with a Homeric bow designed by Eric Gill, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A fine copy, without the publisher's card case, but enclosed in a morocco-faced parchment over boards slipcase, with gilt lettered morocco backed chemise. First edition printed in the U.K., presenting the text based on the second impression of the Odyssey Press edition. From a total edition of one thousand copies, this is copy #27 of one hundred deluxe copies printed on mould-made paper, signed by the author. In addition to the main text, three appendices are included, reprinting documents relating to the Roth piracy and injunction, as well as material pertinent to the Random House edition: Joyce's letter to Cerf, Woolsey's decision, and Morris Ernst's foreword. A third appendix consists of a preliminary bibliography of Joyce's work by Peter Pertzoff. Regarded by many as the most beautiful of the early editions of ULYSSES. SLOCUM & CAHOON A23. MODERN MOVEMENT 42. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 63347

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JOYCE, James.

Published by London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936, 1936. Quarto. Original white vellum, titles to spine and the Gill-designed Homeric bow device to boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the publisher's slipcase. Spine very slightly faded but a particularly nice copy in the somewhat rubbed and marked slip case. First UK edition, first impression. From a total printing of 1,000 numbered copies, this is one of just 100 on handmade paper, bound in vellum and signed by the author. This issue of the Bodley Head Ulysses is one of the triumphs of 20th century book production. It established the text for the succeeding 25 years and printed as appendices the International Letter of Protest against Samuel Roth's piracy and the famous legal judgement by John M. Woolsey lifting the ban in America on the publishing of the book. Bookseller Inventory # 79100

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JOYCE, JAMES

Published by SHAKESPEARE & CO., PARIS (1922)

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Item Description: SHAKESPEARE & CO., PARIS, 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. 1st Edition. #604 OF 750 numbered copies of handmade paper. Thick 8to. Slight edgewear and aging to text. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10336

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JOYCE, JAMES

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Item Description: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1936. Hardcover. At Last a Copy To Buy Openly in England,But (Happily) this One Never Read. 264 x 194 mm (10 3/8 x 7 5/8"). 8 p.l., 765, [1] pp. ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. (There were also 900 unsigned copies.) First Edition Printed in England. Original vellum, gilt titling on spine, large stylized gilt bow on each cover, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed amd MOSTLY UNOPENED. In the original (slightly worn but very solid) black and white patterned paper slipcase with paper label, housed in a fine silk-lined gray morocco clamshell box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title printed in blue and black. Prospectus laid in at front. Slocum & Cahoon A-23. Perhaps a hint of smudging to vellum (or perhaps just a natural variation in its color), but, in any case, A VIRTUALLY MINT COPY, the binding entirely unworn, and the especially bright and mostly unopened text pristine. Billed in the laid-in prospectus as the "final and definitive edition," this is the first printing of Joyce's masterwork actually to be done in Britain. Joyce's chronicle of Leopold Bloom's odyssey through Dublin on 16 June 1904 (the date of Joyce's first date with his wife Nora) excited much controvery upon publication in 1922 and was for years a target of censorship, especially in the U.S. and U.K. In an article in the "Clarion" published two years before the present edition, J. B. Priestley lamented the "ridiculous" circumstance of being unable to obtain (except through underground means) a work "hailed as a masterpiece by writers . . . all over the world." He said that "probably no novel of our time has been more often mentioned in print than 'Ulysses,' yet the actual number of English-speaking readers who have read it is very small." Our edition is beautifully printed and notable for its accuracy. As the recent Ursus catalogue entry states, "the Shakespeare & Co. first edition included well over 5,000 departures from the author's own text, thus making any page erroneous at least seven times per page on average. The combination of an American publisher (Sylvia Beach), a French printer and typesetter (Maurice Darantière), [and] typists of various nationalities, all trying to interpret the difficult handwriting and unpredictable syntax of a half-blind Irish genius, resulted in a first edition inundated with inaccuracies." The present version remedies this by incorporating corrections made by Joyce's friend Stuart Gilbert (in preparation for his 1932 Odyssey Press edition). Copies like ours, from the run of 100, were printed on mould-made paper and bound in vellum designed by Eric Gill; the 900 unsigned copies were printed on Japon vellum paper and bound in linen buckram. Previous owners apparently cared just to read Molly Bloom's soliloquy, as those are the only pages that have been opened. In addition to the novel, our copy contains appendices with materials related to litigation over the publication of an expurgated edition in the United States, and a bibliography of works by Joyce. ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. (There were also 900 unsigned copies.) First Edition Printed in England. Bookseller Inventory # CAH1215

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Joyce, James

Published by Limited Editions Club (1935)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies. This copy is SIGNED by James Joyce and Henri Matisse, the illustrator. A spectacular copy with slight wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and illustrator. We buy Joyce First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7002616142

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Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. Paris: Shakespeare and Company. 1922. First Edition, First Printing. A fine and tall copy in a beautiful modern dark blue morocco binding ("Ulysses" blind stamped in black on the spine) by renowned Swiss bookbinder Jean Luc Honegger (and signed by him). Original deep blue front and back wrappers bound in, and in very beautiful condition. This is one of the earliest copies of Ulysses ever printed: according to Sylvia Beach's record of sales, this copy - No. 267 - was sold to the Irish Bookshop (located at 45 Dawson Street, Dublin, and run by P. S. O'Hegarty at that time) on February the 10th, 1922. Apart from copies 901 and 901 which were delivered on the 2nd of February 1922 (Joyce's birthday) and copies 254 and 255 (both sold on the 9th of February), no other copies were sold before this one. What is more, this copy was inscribed by Joyce on the half-title in the following way: "To / Peggy Guggenheim / James Joyce / Paris / 17 January 1938[?]". Sadly, this inscription, though still legible, was erased by a later owner and the date cannot be fully determined. It bears the ownership inscription of Swiss writer Charles-Albert Cingria (1883-1954) on the front free endpaper. Both Joyce and Cingria were published together in "Poèmes" (1926) and in the magazine "Bifur" (1929 onwards). Cingria is considered one of the most original writers in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and listed as one of Joyce's literary successors in "James Joyce: Sa Vie, Son OEvre, Son Rayonnement" (Paris 1949). Unfortunately, none of his works have been translated into English. We have contacted several authorities on Joyce, Guggenheim and Cingria, but have not been able to make a definitive connection: Guggenheim's order of a copy of Ulysses (No. 339) was cancelled in Silvia Beach's book. Joyce and Guggenheim first met the day after Christmas in 1937 (which resulted in Beckett and Guggenheim having a short fling). In 1938 Guggenheim gave Joyce a blackthorn stick as a birthday present. The conjecture here is that Joyce presented her with this copy in token of gratitude and in the hope of securing the help of another wealthy patron. How the copy got into Cingria's possession is not known. However, he owned two other copies of Ulysses (the second edition in English, Egoist Press 1922, and the first French edition of 1929), the presentation inscriptions by Joyce in both of which were erased in the same way. CHF 35'000. Signatur des Verfassers. Bookseller Inventory # 010402

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JOYCE, James

Published by Paris Shakespeare and Company (1922)

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Item Description: Paris Shakespeare and Company, 1922. The First Edition of Joyce’s Great Work JOYCE, James. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition. One of 750 numbered copies on handmade paper, out of a total of 1000, this being number 730. Quarto (9 5/16 x 7 5/16 inches; 237 x 185 mm.). [viii], 732, [1, colophon], [5, blank] pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Uncut and partially unopened. Interior is extremely clean. Wrappers with some minor edge wear and rubbing. Wrappers a bit darkened. Back cover with a crease and a small chip. Fragile original spine with expected wear. A very good copy. Chemised and housed in a custom green morocco clamshell case. Of the 1,000 copies of the first edition, 100 were on Dutch handmade paper (measuring 23.7 x 19.5 cm.) and signed by Joyce, 150 were on vergé d’Arches paper (measuring 26.2 x 20.1 cm.), and 750 were on handmade paper (measuring 23.7 x 18.5 cm.). The last two formats were not issued signed. "The novel is universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). After working seven years on Ulysses, Joyce, desperate to find a publisher, turned to Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company in Paris. "Within a month of the publication, the first printing of Ulysses was practically sold out, and within a year Joyce had become a well-known literary figure. Ulysses was explosive in its impact on the literary world of 1922 . Then began the great game of smuggling the edition into countries where it was forbidden, especially England and the United States. The contraband article was transported across the seas and national borders in all sorts of cunning ways" (de Grazia, 27). Slocum and Cahoon A17. HBS 67247. $35,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67247

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JOYCE, JAMES.

Published by London John Lane the Bodley Head (1936) (1936)

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Item Description: London John Lane the Bodley Head (1936), 1936. Octavo. xiii, (766)pp. First edition printed in England. From an edition of 1,000, this is one of 100 copies signed by Joyce and specially bound in full calf vellum with gilt bow design on the front cover by Eric Gill. The text for this edition follows the second Odyssey Press edition. The ban on Ulysses was overturned in the United States in 1933, but British printers were still initially hesitant about publishing the book, fearing legal consequences. However, Joyce sensed that attitudes in England would soon change, and this edition was printed in Britain three years after that landmark decision. Following the text is an appendix with information about the trial and Judge John M. Woolsey's decision to lift the ban. Includes a bibliography by Peter Pertzoff, which had been sent to Joyce and was then printed without the bibliographer's knowledge. Pages uncut. Extremely fine and fresh, lacking the fragile publisher's slipcase, housed in a custom folding cloth folding case with vellum spine. (Slocum & Cahoon A23). Bookseller Inventory # 23222

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Joyce, James

Published by John Lane The Bodley Head, London (1936)

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Item Description: John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Crown4to, xiii, 766 p. Original beautifully designed full vellum binding by Eric Gill with his gilt decorations of Homeric bows on the upper and lower cover, gilt titled backstrip, top edge gilt, cream endpapers. Faint mottling of the vellum as usual, a hint of a bruise at the head of the backstrip, peculiar pale purple speckles to the verso of the rear fep otherwise a superb completely unopened and fine copy, complete with the Bodley Head folded printed announcement of publication laid in. There is no writing or bookplates in the book. Provided with a custom made heavy duty black cloth covered slipcase. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 15863

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Joyce James

Published by Paris Shakespeare and Co. January 1924 (1924)

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Item Description: Paris Shakespeare and Co. January 1924, 1924. First Edition, the fourth printing . AN IMPORTANT AND RARE COPY INSCRIBED BY JOYCE on a preliminary blank ‘To A.K. Griggs / James Joyce / Paris/ 16.iv [1]934’ With 4 pp. of "Ulysses Additional Corrections" bound in at the end. 8vo, in a French red cloth binding, the spine with morocco lettering label gilt, and with a fine slipcase, marbled endleaves, and with the original white wrappers printed in blue bound in. 736. A fine copy, the paper lightly browned overall as is usual with this printing, some marginal tears or chips, primarily at the prelims. THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVEL OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. A RARE AND IMPORTANT INSCRIBED COPY OF JOYCE’S MASTERWORK. ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce's influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of this century, and he is not alone in that opinion. According to James Spoerri, "This fortunate combination of printer and publisher resulted in the appearance of ULYSSES as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is a fat and inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels" (quoted in the catalogue for the Garden Sale, Sotheby's 1989, first edition, first issue). Arthur Kingsland Griggs, the recipient of this copy of ULYSSES, inscribed by Joyce, lived from 1891-1934. He was editor and translator of Léon Daudet’s MEMOIRS (1925) and the MEMOIRS OF QUEEN HORTENSE (1928). He also published MY PARIS, AN ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN PARIS FROM THE WORKS OF CONTEMPORARY FRENCH WRITERS (1932) and wrote a popular (and often reprinted) guidebook, PARIS FOR EVERYMAN - HER PRESENT, HER PAST & HER ENVIRONS (1926). Bookseller Inventory # 19491

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Joyce, James

Published by Shakespreare and Co., Paris (1925)

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Item Description: Shakespreare and Co., Paris, 1925. 7th printing. Inscribed by the author and dated Paris, 1926 to the well known artist Ivan Opffer who is remembered for his portraits of writers and other notable figures including James Joyce and it is also inscribed by Ivan Opffer dated Jan. 1927. Joyce's Ulysses went through several printing. The first printing was of 1000 numbered copies, The second printing by the Egoist Press of London printed 2000 copies of which 500 copies were burned by the New York Post Office Authorities. The third printing, of which there were 500 copies printed, 499 of those copies were seized by customs authorities. When Ulysses was first published, there was much controversy over its contents. It was banned in the U.K. and the United States because of the belief it contained too much obscenity ( for the period). Today, it is considered one of the most important works of Modern literature. The present copy is bound in a striking custom brown Niger goatskin binding decorated with an art deco flair of onlays in maroon, lighter brown and black with a portrait of James Joyce from a portrait by Ivan Opffer in blind on cream goatskin framed in turquoise, with gilt signature. Just a bit of toning to page edges otherwise a superb copy with a worthwhile provenance. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 017896

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JOYCE, JAMES & HENRI MATISSE.

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935 (1935)

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935, 1935. First Edition, thus, the first illustrated edition of Ulysses. The entire edition consisted of 1500 numbered copies, but of that number, only 250 copies were signed by both Joyce and Matisse. This copy has a cracking front hinge, but is otherwise in near fine condition in the original paper-covered cardboard publisher's slipcase, which is stained and cracked. The remains of the original glassine are laid in. In a custom quarter-morocco folding clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 25708

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JOYCE, James

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Co., Paris, 1922. paperback. Book Condition: very good(-). Limited. A large, uncut copy in original wrappers, paper lacking from the spine and with small chips at the joints; faint discoloration on copyright and limitation pages from old paper once laid in; a handful of other pages with brownish spatter. Number 174 of 1000 numbered copies. Although the series of 750 were numbered 251- 1000 they were actually printed first. The series of 100 was done next, and the large format run last. Because of the larger format the printer had to reimpose the forms, which gave Joyce the opportunity to correct one typo, "borad" to "board" on p. 31, l. 10. S & C. A17. Thick large 8vo, original blue wrappers printed in white. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First edition. From a total printing of 1000, this is one of only 150 large paper copies on verge d'Arches, measuring 10.375 x 8.9375 inches. Housed in a half morocco clam-shell case. Bookseller Inventory # 233256

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Joyce, James; Matisse, Henri

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1935)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1935. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF ULYSSES, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES JOYCE AND HENRI MATISSE; one of the most celebrated books of the twentieth century. The Limited Editions Club's Ulysses is the first illustrated Ulysses and "one of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy, who undertook this only American publication of Matisse's illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for five thousand dollars. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer's Odyssey. The preparatory drawings reproduced with the soft-ground etchings (Matisse's only use of this medium) record the evolution of the figures from vigorous sketches to closely knit, if less spontaneous, compositions" (The Artist and the Book, 197). Illustrated by Matisse with twenty-six plates, consisting of six soft-ground etchings, printed by hand, and twenty lithographic drawings, made as studies for the etchings, printed on thin colored papers. One of only 250 copies signed by both Joyce and Matisse (the remaining 1250 copies of the edition were signed only by Matisse). New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Quarto, original brown buckram embossed in gold on front cover and spine from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton; top edge sprinkled brown, others uncut; original slipcase. Minor wear to slipcase. A FINE COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 374

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JOYCE, JAMES

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Co., Paris, 1922. Leather (wraps Bound in ). Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. 1st Edition. Full gilt lettered turquoise leather with the original turquoise wraps bound in. Housed in matching clamshell box. This is the first edition limited to 750 copies on handmade paper of which this is #629. The wraps are complete (minus spine) with some scuffing and minor marking to them. Otherwise a very sharp clean copy attractively rebound. The most influential, if not the greatest, novel of the 20th century by the greatest of all wordsmiths published by the adoring Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare and Co. Joyce was the only author she ever published. What a choice! Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 20837

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Joyce, James:

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. (1935)

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935., 1935. Quarto. Cloth, decorated in gilt and blind. Illustrated with six original etchings, accompanied by reproductions of the preliminary sketches. Trace of slight darkening along endsheet gutters, otherwise a fine, bright copy, without foxing to the etchings, in somewhat darkened slipcase with bruises at tips and cracks at joints of top panel. Modern half morocco and cloth folding clamshell case. First American printing of the corrected Odyssey Press text. From an edition of 1500 numbered copies, signed by Matisse, this is one of only 250 copies signed as well by Joyce. A textually significant edition, whatever the shortcomings of its design (by George Macy) and the inappropriateness of the illustrations (Matisse illustrated Homer rather than Joyce, a factor allegedly contributing to Joyce's reluctance to sign the entire edition). "One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy, who undertook this only American publication of Matisse's illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for five thousand dollars. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer's Odyssey. The preparatory drawings reproduced with the soft-ground etchings (Matisse's only use of this medium) record the evolution of the figures from vigorous sketches to closely knit, if less spontaneous, compositions" - Artist & The Book. SLOCUM & CAHOON A22. ARTIST & THE BOOK 197. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 63337

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