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A Collection of five James Joyce First: James Joyce

James Joyce

Published by Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1914 till 1939 (1939)

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Item Description: Various Publishers/ Various Places: 1914 till 1939, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. Up for sale is a collection of five works by James Joyce. It includes very fine and unrestored first editions, first printings of Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922, and the signed limited English first edition of 1936 with the original flyer and original slipcase) and Finnegans Wake (1939, limited edition signed in original slipcase). You can order a catalogue of the collection from us or hava a look at all of our first or otherwise interesting editions of Joyce's works as well as books on the author and some paraphernalia at ygrbooks.ch. Signatur des Verfassers. Bookseller Inventory # 000521

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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. Joseph Strick's 1967 film failed at the box office but was a _succes de estime despite its near-impossible task of adapting Joyce's interior prose into cinematic terms. 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.

JOYCE, James.

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

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922, 1922. Quarto (259 × 202 mm). Contemporary purple sheep, dated 1922 in gilt at the foot of the front turn-in, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; original printed wrappers bound in. Sheep with small areas of wear, purple dye a little sunned and faded on front board, inscribed half-title slightly toned, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, large paper issue, one of 150 copies on verge d'Arches, this copy number 136, one of three copies of this issue recorded in Sylvia Beach's notebook as sent to James Whitall on 28 March 1922; this copy additionally signed and dated by Joyce on the half-title, "James Joyce, Paris, 27.vi.[1]929". Brought up as a Quaker in Philadelphia, James Whitall (1888–1954) came to England just before the war, cushioned by an independent income. Through John Cournos, whom he had known in the United States, he met the Aldingtons in August 1914. His literary tastes were fairly conservative, but he became particularly friendly with HD, whose lover Bryher was a key financial supporter of Sylvia Beach's bookshop. Whitall never completed any original poetry or prose, but came to make his career as a translator of French and later, for a period, as a reader at Heinemann's. He gives an affectionate account of his friendship with the Aldingtons in English Years (London: Jonathan Cape, 1936). No correspondence between him and Joyce survives, and the book was probably signed for him by Joyce through Sylvia Beach's agency. Though without bookplate, this copy was latterly in the library of John and Janet Jameson, who likely acquired this copy in the 1950s, after Whitall's death. Ulysses was published in imitation of the traditional three-tiered French format aimed at both connoisseurs and readers: 100 copies were printed on Dutch handmade paper and signed by Joyce; 150 copies were printed on heavier vergé d'Arches to create this large paper format; and the remaining 750 copies formed a small format trade issue, printed on less expensive vergé à barbes stock. With its generous margins, the large paper format is the most aesthetically pleasing of the three formats. Slocum & Cahoon A17; Horowitz, Census, page 120. Bookseller Inventory # 108979

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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

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 example 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 Favorite 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 unstructured 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.: JOYCE, James.

JOYCE, James.

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

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922, 1922. Small quarto (233 x 178 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco with the original wrappers bound-in, decorative gilt spine, blue linen sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom made blue cloth solander box, red calf label. Joints rubbed but professionally refurbished; bound without the final blank. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, number 795 from a total edition of 1,000 copies, one of 750 copies on vergé à barbes. Signed by Joyce on the blank before the half-title: "James Joyce, Paris, 26 February 1924". At this time Joyce was already at work on Finnegans Wake and on the previous day (25 February) had penned a postcard to Ford Madox Ford asking "can you please let me have my typescript back and the first proofs?"; Ford, editing the transatlantic review, was to publish the first fragment in the April 1924 issue (see Richard Ellmann, Letters of James Joyce, vol. III, 1966, p. 89). Ulysses was published on 2 February 1922 in imitation of the traditional three-tiered French format aimed at both connoisseurs and readers: 100 copies were printed on Dutch handmade paper and signed by Joyce; 150 copies were printed on heavier vergé d'Arches to create a large paper format; and the remaining 750 copies formed a small format trade issue, printed on less expensive vergé à barbes stock. Slocum & Cahoon A17. Bookseller Inventory # 113181

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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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Ulysses: JOYCE, James

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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Ulysses (One of 750 copies Signed by: Joyce, James (Signed)

Joyce, James (Signed)

Published by Shakespeare and Company (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 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, Paris, 9. ix. 1924" on the front endpaper following the front blue wrapper. Joyce's Signature has been authenticated by Glenn Horowitz of NYC. 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 unusual 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. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 310

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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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Ulysses: Joyce, James

Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Shakespeare and Company (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: 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. This item is part of our Catalogue 10: James Joyce, which you can browse through at ygrbooks.ch. Bookseller Inventory # 000171

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Ulysses.: JOYCE, James.

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. Housed in a turquoise quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. 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: James Joyce

James Joyce

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

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Item Description: London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 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 slipcase, 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. This item is part of our Catalogue 10: James Joyce, which you can browse through at ygrbooks.ch. Signatur des Verfassers. Bookseller Inventory # 000522

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Ulysses: Joyce (James).

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 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

Published by Shakespeare & Company, Paris (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Company, Paris, 1922. First edition - one of 750 numbered copies on hand-made paper of a total edition of 1,000. Some restoration of paper to the spine, light soiling to wrappers but a very good copy in solander cloth case. Bookseller Inventory # 659

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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. 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 and 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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # CAH1215

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Ulysses: Joyce, James

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 SIGNED Joyce First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7002616142

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Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First: Joyce, James.

Joyce, James.

Published by Shakespeare & Co. (1922)

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Item Description: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Original blue paper wrappers lettered in white. An unrestored copy, mild fraying to tail of spine, and light wear along cords, contents bright and clean. FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Signature of the publisher Sylvia Beach on label loosely inserted. Housed in clamshell box. A very well preserved copy. Bookseller Inventory # 50297

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JOYCE James

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Item Description: 1937. First Edition. JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1937. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt Homeric bow on front cover, gilt-lettered spine, original pale green dust jacket printed in black, with Homeric bow on spine. $32,000.First trade edition printed in England, inscribed on the half title: "James Joyce / Paris / 7 April 1939."Joyce signed very few copies of Ulysses apart from the signed limited editions (which all together total only 475 copies). At the time of this inscription Joyce was eagerly anticipating the publication of Finnegans Wake (published May 2, 1939). This edition was the last issued in Joyce's lifetime and this copy, inscribed in 1939, is one of the last signed by Joyce, who died January 13, 1941. This edition was immediately preceded by the 1936 Bodley Head limited edition of 1000 copies and is the ninth edition of Ulysses overall. The fight for a British printed and published edition of Joyce's masterpiece had seemed interminable. In the 12 years following the Shakespeare and Company 1922 first edition Joyce unsuccessfully sought an English publisher willing to risk prosecution and bring out an unexpurgated edition of his masterpiece. Even when John Lane finally agreed to take on the project in 1934, the printers protested against certain passages and publication was delayed another two years. In Copenhagen when the 1936 publication date of the Bodley Head limited edition was announced, Joyce exulted, "Now the war between England and me is over, and I am the conqueror" (Ellman, 693). "Universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). Slocum A23. Book fine, only light edge-wear to lovely original dust jacket. A very rare and important signed copy of one of the landmark books of the 20th century. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 106131

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Ulysses. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert.: MATISSE, Henri.) JOYCE,

MATISSE, Henri.) JOYCE, James.

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935, 1935. Folio. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt from a design by Le Roy Anderson in glassine jacket and publisher's tan card slipcase titled on spine. Housed in a terracotta quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Glassine chipped at edges; case slightly rubbed at joints with some intermittent loss to paper along open edges of case and small abrasion to rear panel, but a fine copy. Illustrated by Henri Matisse. Limited edition signed by both Joyce and Matisse this being number 724 of 1,500 copies, though Joyce only signed 250 of the edition. Includes etchings depicting the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe and Ithaca episodes. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert who at Joyce's request edited the Odyssey Press edition of this novel, generally considered the most authoritative text of the book. Bookseller Inventory # 41415

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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 blue half morocco clam-shell case. Bookseller Inventory # 233256

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ULYSSES: JOYCE, James

JOYCE, James

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Item Description: Shakespeare, Paris, 1924. Original wraps. 2nd Printing. Printed for Sylvia Beach by Darantiere at Dijon, France, this was the first time the cover was white with blue letters. Fourth printing overall, after the first Shakespeare, second and third Egoist. This copy was kept by Beach in her Lending Library, but never circulated. Lending Library promotional card laid in. Tight, clean and square. Many pages are unopened. Protected by Mylar. Custom clamshell case, blue cloth with gilt rules and titling. Pages toned, as is usual due to low quality paper, minimal for this copy is the typical flaking. Conceived in sixteen years and written in seven, Ulysses is regarded as one of the greatest works of literature. The work's confiscation, burning and trial at an early stage pleased James Joyce, who hoped for notoriety. Though controversial, the work impressed his peers T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf and W.B. Yeats and was considered by his admirers to be superb, magical, and a work of genius. It became required reading for the intelligentsia and brought first fame to Joyce. Stunning, unrestored, largely unopened second Shakespeare printing. Slocum & Cahoon 17. Ellmann p. 499-532. Bookseller Inventory # 804

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Ulysses: Joyce, James; Matisse,

Joyce, James; Matisse, Henri

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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 & 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. 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

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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 binding of wine-red cloth, the spine with black morocco lettering label gilt, and with a fine slipcase, marbled endleaves, and with the original white wrappers printed in blue bound in. 736 pp. 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). "Universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). After working for 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). 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). COPIES OF ULYSSES INSCRIBED BY JOYCE ARE TRULY RARE. THIS IS A HANDSOME AND DESIRABLE COPY OF A CORNERSTONE LITERARY WORK. Bookseller Inventory # 19491

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Joyce, James

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1930. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition, eleventh printing. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed to Martin and Lily O'Connor by Joyce on the half-title: "To Martin and Lily O'Connor, / James Joyce / Wimbledon / Whit Sunday, 1931". Original publisher's teal paper wrappers, lettered in white. Very good, with some wear to the extremities, repairs to spine (see provenance), minor marginal repairs to the first three leaves, and some toning to the otherwise clean pages. Overall, a bright and clean copy. Housed in a custom three-quarter morocco clamshell box. This copy of Ulysses was presented by Joyce to his friends Martin and Lily O'Connor, a wealthy Irish couple living in Wimbledon, London. In addition to owning significant amounts of property in the Wimbledon area, the O'Connors were part of the social elite, and Martin regularly hosted the important literary and political figures of his day, including the Irish novelists Samuel Beckett and James Joyce. The 1930s were a tumultuous time for Joyce, with Sylvia Beach relinquishing her publication rights of Ulysses and both his and his daughter's health failing. As A. Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie explain in their biography, "The family spent much of their time traveling around the continent consulting various specialists." The combination of his physical ailment and new publication responsibilities "made Joyce more reclusive, and he became increasingly dependent on friends like Eugene and Maria Jolas and Lucie and Paul Léon" (James Joyce A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work p.122). Similarly, Joyce relied on the generosity of Martin and Lily O'Connor during his brief stay in England in 1931. Although he famously never returned to Ireland and seldom returned to the United Kingdom, Joyce resided in Wimbledon for a few months prior to his marriage to his long-term partner Nora Barnacle on the 4th of July. Joyce, a known spendthrift, could not fully financially support himself during this period and so was unable to properly monetarily reimburse the O'Connors for their hospitality. As compensation, he offered this copy of Ulysses to the couple and inscribed it to them May 15th, celebrated by the Christian Church as Whit Sunday or Pentecost. While Martin happily accepted the gift, his wife Lily, considered the book the final link of indecency in a long chain of egregious behavior. More introverted and reserved than her husband, Lily was both scandalized by having such a controversial author as her extended houseguest and exasperated by his inability to provide for himself. According to the O'Connor's nephew Edmund Moriarty, Lily was enraged when Joyce presented her with his explicit novel, which was still banned in all English speaking countries, and "attempted to destroy the book, tearing off the front cover." Luckily, Martin was able to prevent her from causing much more damage, and the book has since been repaired. Considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature, Ulysses was first published serially in The Little Review from March 1918 through December 1920 before the first book edition was published by Sylvia Beach in Paris in 1922. Censored for sexual passages deemed obscene, the text was banned in the United States for over a decade before US Judge John Monro Woolsey lifted the ban on December 6, 1933. Notably the first authorized American edition, published by Random House in 1934, was the first widely available English language edition of Ulysses, which was still banned in England and would not be published until the Bodley Head's 1936 edition. Ulysses is a stream-of-consciousness novel that follows Leopold Bloom through Dublin on the ordinary day June 16, 1904. Joyce chose this date because it was when he went on his first date with Nora Barnacle, who would later become his wife; today June 16th is celebrated by Joycians as Bloomsday, which is often commemorated with public readings of Ulysses. Inscribed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # JJ031

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Ulysses. With an Introduction by Stuart Gilbert: Joyce, James

Joyce, James

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1935. Matisse, Henri. First edition thus, no. 804 of 1500 copies, and one of only 250 copies SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. Illustrated With 6 original soft-ground etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by Henri Matisse. xvi, [ii], 735 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Both Joyce and Matisse. With six soft ground etchings by Matisse created for this edition, with reproductions of his preliminary drawings. One of the most famous and desirable productions of the Limited Editions Club, as Joyce, plagued by failing vision, only signed 250 sheets for Macy. Slocum & Cahoon A22; Quarto-Millenary 71; Garvey 197; Duthuit 235; The Artist and the Book 197 Original brown cloth, spine and upper board blocked in gilt. Gilt spine a bit dulled, endpapers somewhat browned, otherwise very good. In the original sliding case (worn). Custom morocco backed slipcase and cloth chemise Illustrated With 6 original soft-ground etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by Henri Matisse. xvi, [ii], 735 pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition thus, no. 804 of 1500 copies, and one of only 250 copies SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. Bookseller Inventory # 259092

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Item Description: 1924. JOYCE, James. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1924. Square octavo, contemporary full maroon cloth, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; original paper wrappers bound in. Housed in custom slipcase. $25,000.Fourth Shakespeare and Company printing of Ulysses, issued just two years after the first, inscribed on the front flyleaf, "To A.K. Griggs, James Joyce, Paris 16.vi.934." With original wrappers bound in. Any copies of Ulysses inscribed by Joyce are extremely rare."Universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). After working for 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). "Universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). After working for 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). "The fourth, fifth and sixth printings were issued in white covers with the title and author printed in blue The fourth and fifth were printed on a thick paper of inferior quality" (Slocum A17). Recipient Arthur Kingsland Griggs edited and translated several works, including Léon Daudet’s Memoirs, and also wrote the popular guidebook Paris for Everyman. Original wrappers bound in.Light embrowning and minor chipping (largely confined to the first few leaves) to fragile text, as usual. Moderate marginal stain to page 33, touching still easily legible text. Minor restoration to inner paper hinge at front flyleaf, barely affecting the "P" of "Paris" in Joyce’s inscription. Copies of Ulysses inscribed by Joyce are extraordinarily rare. A handsome copy, most scarce and desirable inscribed. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 52477

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