1915 - 1991
The complete book, comprising 40 etchings, 20 printed in colors, 1988, signed in pencil on the justification page and numbered 135, from the total edition of 175, with text by James Joyce, published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, on Johannot wove paper, bound in the original blue silk-covered boards with leather trim and matching slipcase, accompanied by The Uylsses Etchings of Robert Motherwell: The Artist Interviewed by David Hayman (40 prints)
each plate approx: 113 by 155 mm 4½ by 6⅛ in
overall: 280 by 345 by 143 mm 11 by 13⅝ by 5⅝ in
The prints are in good condition. A few sheets with an occasional, very pale spot of discoloration in the margins. A few tiny fox marks in the image of 'Episode X'. A few spots of surface soiling on the spine. The slipcase discolored and with scratches and spots of wear.
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