Lot 59 of 196:
James Joyce Ulysses First Edition 1 of 750  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$12,000
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Joyce, James


Shakespeare and Company



[8], 732, [1] pp. 24x18 cm. (9½x7¼"), bound in blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine, original blue paper front & rear wrappers bound in. No. 418 of 750 copies printed on handmade paper, from a total run of 1000 copies. First Edition, First Printing.

A fresh, untrimmed copy of arguably the greatest work of literature of the twentieth century. "Ulysses" can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute to Joyce's influence. According to James Spoerri, "This fortunate combination of printer [Maurice Darantiére and publisher [Sylvia Beach] resulted in the appearance of 'Ulysses' as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is a fair and inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels." Slocum & Cahoon A17.

Lot Amendments

Cloth with fading to spine and faintly to the cover margins, some minor finger soiling; still fine overall.

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