Lot 21 of 565:
Shakespeare and Company - inscribed by Sylvia Beach  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Shakespeare and Company - inscribed by Sylvia Beach
Author:
Beach, Sylvia
Place:
London
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
[1960]
Description:

Illustrated from photographs and facsimiles. Blue cloth with spine lettered in gilt, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.

Inscribed  and signed by Beach on the front free endpaper: "With many good wishes / for Louis Davis / and Mark Davis / affectionately / their friend / Sylvia / Paris . September 1960." With the illustrated Shakespeare and Company bookplate on the front pastedown, with an additional inscription by Beach above: "Please excuse / this creased corner / couldn't find another copy / SB." Numerous passages are underlined throughout the book in red or blue pen, and a handful of pages have critical notations in the margins from an unknown source. A very scarce copy inscribed by Beach.

Sylvia Beach was an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was one of the leading expatriate figures between World War I and II. Through her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, she published James Joyce's controversial book, Ulysses (1922), and encouraged the publication and sold copies of Hemingway's first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Jacket price-clipped with some wear and soiling, a few closed tears to edges, chipping to spine ends and at flap folds, pen mark near bottom of front panel, faint spotting to backside; light wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities; volume leaning a bit; very good in like jacket.
 
Item number:
306015
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