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Joyce, James
ULYSSES. PARIS: SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, 1922
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
522
Joyce, James
ULYSSES. PARIS: SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, 1922
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joyce, James
ULYSSES. PARIS: SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, 1922
4to, FIRST EDITION, NO.546  OF 750 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER, original blue paper wrappers printed in white, edges uncut, preserved in specially made matching blue cloth solander box with clasps, short tears on joints near head and base of spine, minor creasing to wrappers, tiny hole near edge of lower wrapper, very light browning to some text leaves, OTHERWISE A FINE UNSOPHISTICATED COPY
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Provenance

Woolley & Wallis, 5 April 2006, lot 82

Literature

Slocum & Cahoon A17; Connolly, The Modern Movement 42

Catalogue Note

A LOVELY COPY OF THE EARLIEST ISSUE OF ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL NOVEL OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

The official date of publication for Ulysses was Joyce's birthday, 2 February 1922, but difficulties with the cover meant that in fact only two copies, both from the 1/750 issue, were actually ready that day. No further copies of any issue of Ulysses appeared from Darantière until 9 February (when a further batch of the 1/750 arrived), followed by the first copies of the 1/100 on 13 February, and the 1/50 series on 4 March. It is now thought that this reflects the order in which Ulysses was actually printed, giving the edition of 750 - despite its higher numerical sequence - a kind of priority over the other issues.

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