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Joyce, James
DUBLINERS. LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1914
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
105
Joyce, James
DUBLINERS. LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1914
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bibliophile III

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Joyce, James
DUBLINERS. LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1914
8vo (192 x 128mm.), first published edition, one of approximately 746 copies bound, publisher's maroon cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, original green dust-jacket printed in black, green half morocco slipcase gilt, with green buckram chemise, minimal wear to binding, dust-jacket with minor chipping at extremities and slightly shorter than binding, hinges of spine and inner flaps expertly repaired, small tear restored in lower left corner of upper cover
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Provenance

H. Bradley Martin, bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's New York, 1 May 1990, lot 2964

Literature

Slocum and Cahoon A8

Catalogue Note

The fine H. Bradley Martin copy, in the extremely rare dust-jacket. Only six copies, including the present copy, are recorded as sold at auction in the last thirty years. The present copy includes a printed slip noting publication price (3/6) and publication date (June 15). The single sheet requests that no review appears before publication date.

The publishing history of Joyce's collection of short stories is convoluted, but well-known. Grant Richards originally accepted the book for publication in his list for 1906. After skirmishes with printers over objectionable passages, the publisher abandoned the book. It was later picked up by Maunsel, who printed an edition of 1000 copies in 1910. After Joyce refused Maunsel's manager's request to make emendations to the text, the edition was destroyed. Joyce subsequently added two important stories - 'A Little Cloud' and 'The Dead' (one of the finest of all modern short stories)- to the collection. In 1914, the author returned to Richards, who published the book in June of that year.

Bibliophile III

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London