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JOYCE, James.


A play in three acts.

Published: London: The Egoist Press, 1921

Stock code: 63950

Price: £7,500

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Second English and first Egoist Press edition of Joyce’s only play. With the author’s signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, “James Joyce Paris 2 January 1927”. This copy is of the first issue, one of 500 copies in green cloth, the remainder sheets of the entire edition of 1,000 copies being sold to Cape in 1924 and bound up after that date in black cloth. Though first published in 1918, by Grant Richards in London and Huebsch in New York, the play did not receive its first English-language production until February 1925.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Some mild browning to two pages, top of spine slightly worn, spine lettering rubbed. Very good indeed.

Bibliography: Slocum & Cahoon A14 (note).

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