first edition, number 731 of 1000 copies, of which this is one of 750 copies on hand-made paper, 4to, half-title, first leaf (of 2) of Sylvia Beach's prospectus tipped onto half-title, altered by her hand to read "Ulysses by James Joyce is now ready" and with a small picture of Joyce tipped onto the verso, twentieth-century three-quarter morocco gilt over buckram, original blue paper wrappers bound in, top edge gilt, others uncut, the wrappers laid down and repaired, binding faded in places and a bit soiled at foot of spine
Dr. Simon Kelly, original recipient as recorded in Sylvia Beach's Ulysses notebook, see Laura Barnes' census in Glenn Horowitz's catalogue, James Joyce Books & Manuscripts (New York, 1996)
Slocum & Cahoon A17; for the prospectus see Horowitz catalogue item 45 (publication details below)
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