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Haveth Childers Everywhere.
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JOYCE, James.

Haveth Childers Everywhere.

Fragment from Work in Progress.

Published: Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press, 1930

Stock code: 46896

Price: £11,000

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First edition, one of 100 copies printed on imperial handmade iridescent Japan paper signed by Joyce under the limitation notice (in pencil, as the paper would not take ink), the whole edition being 685 copies. This is the most luxurious issue, originally priced $40: the edition was completed by 500 copies on handmade linen, priced $20; and 10 copies on imperial handmade iridescent Japan paper and 75 on handmade linen, these latter two issues designated writer’s copies and numbered in roman numerals. Copies were generally issued in paper covers, with a glassine wrapper, in a green slipcase; some copies of the special issues were additionally enclosed, as is this, in a three-panel card wrapper covered with gilt paper, within the green slipcase. The entire construct is relatively delicate and especially liable to chip.

Folio in fours. Untrimmed and partly unopened in original white paper covers printed in black and green, in the original glassine. Enclosed in the original folding card wrapper covered with gilt paper, in the original green paper-covered slipcase with gilt edges and facings and then housed in a green cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Tiny amount of wear to glassine at front fore-edge at head, one small chip to paper side of slipcase but overall a greatly superior copy, the gilt card wrapper and slipcase in excellent condition.

Bibliography: Slocum & Cahoon A41.

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