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書香: 英國古籍收藏 (第八部分)

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Joyce, James
TWO WORKS:
James Clarence Mangan [From St. Stephen's, Dublin, May, 1902]; Ibsen's New Drama [From  London April 1900], EACH LIMITED TO 40 COPIES, THESE OUT-OF-SERIES "PRESS COPIES", EACH INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER JACOB SCHWARTZ TO HOUSTON PETERSON, untrimmed in publisher's cloth-backed purple boards, printed title label on each upper cover, preserved in blue cloth folding box with morocco label, minor wear to covers; both [Jacob Schwartz], Ulysses Bookshop, 187 High Holborn, London, W.C.2 [amended in ink to W.C.1], [1930]; 16mo (2)
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Jacob Schwartz; each volume inscribed to Houston Peterson ("...with apologies from one | of your students | Jacob Schwartz | London, Sept 2, 1931"); House of Books Catalogue, 1979, item 321

出版

Slocum & Cahoon A39, A40

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FINE ASSOCIATION COPIES OF TWO JOYCE RARITIES, INSCRIBED BY JACOB SCHWARTZ. Both works were printed in editions of 40 numbered copies, along with an unspecified number which were marked '[Press Copy]... No copy for sale'. Around twelve copies are thought to have survived from each print run.

"Bookdealer Jacob Schwartz is a shadowy and overlooked figure in Joycean biography and bibliography who nevertheless was an influential proponent of James Joyce's work... One of the first to recognize the market potential for letters and manuscripts of Joyce and other Modernist writers, Schwartz, through his promotion of Joyce in the book and manuscript trade from the 1930s into the 1950s, played a unique role in establishing the material basis of Joyce's reputation" (see William S. Brockman, 'Jacob Schwartz - "The Fly in the Honey"', in Joyce Studies Annual, volume 9, University of Texas Press, Summer 1998). The unauthorised publication of the two present works however led Sylvia Beach to scold Schwartz thoroughly for having gone ahead without Joyce's permission, prompting "a hostile letter of defense from Schwartz with a proposal that he publish a further edition of 250 copies each, to be signed by Joyce, with all profits over cost to be given to Joyce. The offer was not pursued. At any rate, the dispute over this piracy seemed to end Schwartz's direct relations with Joyce" (op.cit.)

The scholar and author Houston Peterson (?1897--1981) was a modernist scholar who wrote on Joyce, Proust and T.S. Eliot, among and others.

書香: 英國古籍收藏 (第八部分)

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