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Ulysses

Joyce, James
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Book Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922, 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, 1/100 COPIES ON DUTCH HANDMADE PAPER, SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE. Quarto. Original blue printed wrappers, uncut. Minor wear at spine, light soiling to upper wrapper. A superb unsophisticated copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11306026260

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Ulysses

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Book Description: Shakespeare and Company Paris 1922, 1922. Number 6 of 100 numbered copies on Dutch handmade paper, signed by Joyce, the original subscriber being Lady Rothermere who had it bound in full yellow leather with the original wrappers bound-in. Slocum and Cahoon, A17. Spine somewhat darkened and extremities rubbed but a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 16370

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ULYSSES.

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Book 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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ULYSSES

JOYCE, James
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Book Description: Paris Shakespeare Press Paris, 1922. First edition, one of 150 large paper copies printed on vergé d'Arches, number 199 from a total edition of 1000 copies. Original 'Greek flag' blue-green wrappers, lettered in white to upper cover. A very good copy indeed, which shows a little subtle paper restoration to the wrappers on the spine, but the upper wrappers are bright and internally very fresh. Small morocco bookplate to inner wrapper and corresponding offsetting to front blank. An uncommonly well preserved copy of the most difficult issue to find in collectible condition. Housed in a custom-made quarter morocco clamshell box. The author's most famous work and tour de force of modern literature. The first printing of Ulysses consisted of 1000 numbered copies to be sold by subscription. Copies number 1-100 were printed on Holland handmade paper and each signed by Joyce; copies 101-250 were printed on vergé d'Arches and the remaining 750 copies on linen paper, the least expensive stock. Following a disastrous serialisation in the Little Review, 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". 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. 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. With its generous margins, the large paper format is the most aesthetically pleasing of the three formats, and it is certainly the scarcest of the three in commerce in original condition. Slocum A17; Connolly 42. Bookseller Inventory # 32283

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Ulysses

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Book 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 100000. 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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Ulysses

JOYCE, JAMES.
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Book 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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Ulysses

James Joyce
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Book 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 70'000. 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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Ulysses

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Book 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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Ulysses.

Joyce, James.
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Book 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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ULYSSES. Signed 1/100 Copies.

Joyce, James.
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Book 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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ULYSSES

JOYCE, James
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Book 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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Ulysses.

JOYCE, James.
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Book 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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Ulysses

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Book 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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Ulysses

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Book 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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Ulysses

Joyce (James).
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Book 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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ULYSSES

Joyce James
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Book 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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ULYSSES.

Joyce, James:
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Book 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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Ulysses

JOYCE, James.
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Book 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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ULYSSES

JOYCE, JAMES
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Book 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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ULYSSES

JOYCE, JAMES
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Book 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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Ulysses.

Joyce, James, Anglo-Irish writer (1882-1941).
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Book Description: Paris, Shakespeare and Company (printed for Sylvia Beach by Maurice Darantiere at Dijon, France), (January) 1924., 1924. 4to. (8), 736 pp. (including 4 pages of "Ulysses Additional Corrections" at end). Contemp. blue cloth bound by Maltby of Oxford, giltstamped leather label to spine, with the original white wrappers printed in blue bound within. First edition, fourth printing. One of only two known signed and inscribed copies of this printing of "Ulysses" (the other being to Alys Eyre Macklin), with Joyce's autograph inscription in black ink on the preliminary blank: "To / Edward Irvine Halliday / James Joyce / Paris / 31. iii. [1]924". The painter Edward Halliday (1902-84) was a student at the Royal College of Art and attending life classes on a travel scholarship at the Académie Colarossi in Paris when Joyce inscribed this copy of "Ulysses" for him. His early murals "demonstrate the classical basis of his academic training but also have a strangely dream-like atmosphere and complex narrative that is personal to Halliday" (Ann Compton, ODNB). He later went on to become a successful portrait-painter, with the Queen and Winston Churchill among his subjects, as well as having a career in broadcasting and working on "black" wartime propaganda with Sefton Delmer. - Insignificant wear to boards, wrappers slightly dust-marked. Paper lightly browned overall and brittle as usual; a very few marginal tears and chips; still a fine example of this fragile book. The rich blue colour of the wrappers, liable to discoloration, is well preserved within the contemporary cloth boards. Widely recognized as the key book of 20th-century English literature, "Ulysses" is not only the author's most famous work, but counts among the principal works in the modernist canon. Slocum/Cahoon A17 note, p. 25. Bookseller Inventory # 28198

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Ulysses

Joyce, James
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Book 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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Ulysses. Number 15 of 100 signed copies.

Joyce, James
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Book 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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Ulysses.

JOYCE, JAMES.
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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ULYSSES

Joyce James
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Book 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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ULYSSES

LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB). JOYCE, JAMES
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Book Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1935. Hardcover. Signed by Both Matisse and Joyce. 305 x 241 mm (12 x 9 1/2"). xv, [iii], 363, [3] pp. Introduction by Stuart Gilbert. No. 1179 OF 1,500 COPIES, THIS BEING ONE OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. Publisher's original brown buckram, embossed in gilt and titled on front cover and on flat spine, the decorations from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton. Housed in a superb modern morocco folding box, modelled and onlaid to replicate Appleton's design on the upper cover in blue, tan, and beige morocco. (Without the original cardboard slipcase.) WITH 26 ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRI MATISSE, depicting the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe, and Ithaca episodes from Homer's "Odyssey." Slocum & Cahoon A-22; Quarto-Millenary 71; "The Artist and the Book" 197. AN IMMACULATE COPY. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of the only book illustrated by Matisse to be published in America, and one of the great collaborations of artist and author in the annals of 20th century private press publication. In the opinion of art publisher Monroe Wheeler, "it was a great idea to bring [Joyce and Matisse] together" since they were "celebrities of the same generation, of similar virtuosity." Newman says that this work and the Limited Editions Club "Lysistrata" "stand as landmarks in the history of the illustrated book," and the "Ulysses" is almost certainly the most famous work among LEC publications designed by George Macy. Matisse's illustrations are curious in that they were based not on "Ulysses," a work the artist had not read when he was asked to make etchings for the text, but on Homer's "Odyssey," from which Joyce's book obviously derives. "Following Matisse's wishes, the preparatory studies were grouped in front of each corresponding print, allowing the viewer to see the progression from sketch to finished composition." (Grolier Club Exhibition) Joyce was furious when he learned that Matisse had chosen to illustrate scenes from Homer's "Odyssey," rather than from Joyce's novel, and as a consequence, he stopped signing the present Limited Editions Club printing in a fit of pique, after affixing his signature to 250 copies (whereas Matisse signed them all). Although the LEC edition of "Ulysses" is far from a rare book in the marketplace, it is becoming more difficult to find in very fine condition (as here). Our copy has the bonus of a remarkable case created by John and Jack Papuchyan of H & H Bindery in Glendale, CA. The brothers learned the craft from their grandfather (who studied in France in the first half of the 20th century), then worked for the bindery at Heritage Bookshop in Los Angeles before starting their own business in 1994. Their boxes are always handsome and well crafted, but the present extraordinary sculpted case is exceptional. No. 1179 OF 1,500 COPIES, THIS BEING ONE OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. Bookseller Inventory # CAH1204

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Ulysses

Joyce, James
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Book Description: Shakespreare and Co., Paris, 1925. Octavo. 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. Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 017896

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ULYSSES With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert.

Joyce, James (illustrated by Henri Matisse)
(York, UK, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. First edition thus. SIGNED by the AUTHOR and the ARTIST. Folio. Original brown cloth, gilt decoration and titles to upper board and spine from a design by Le Roy Anderson. Top edge speckled brown. A lovely near fine clean and tight copy with only minor partial browning to the endpapers and some cracking to the front hinge. In the worn original publishers card slipcase. One of around 250 copies of the total edition of 1500 numbered copies signed by both the author and the artist. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. (Connolly, Cyril: 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement). Bookseller Inventory # 7893

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Ulysses. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert.

MATISSE, Henri) JOYCE, James.
(London, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935, 1935. Folio. Original brown cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine gilt from a design by Le Roy Anderson, top edge speckled brown. With the publishers card slipcase. Some very minor partial browning to the endpapers, front hinge cracked but firm but an excellent copy in the somewhat worn slipcase. Illustrated by Henri Matisse. One of a total edition of 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist from which this is one of about 250 which were also signed by Joyce. Includes etchings depicting the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe and Ithaca episodes. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert who edited at Joyce's request the Odyssey Press edition of this novel, generally considered the most authoritative text of the book published in Joyce's lifetime. Bookseller Inventory # 63586

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Ulysses. Illustrated by Henri Matisse

JOYCE, JAMES & HENRI MATISSE.
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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