James Joyce. His First Forty Years.
First edition, first printing. This was the first published book on Joyce and is still a classic biography which also prints numerous passages from his letters to, and conversations with, the author. Scarce in such nice condition.
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Octavo. Original wavy-grain blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Cloth fresh. Spotting to edges of text block, title pages, and early leaves, light partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with some nicks and short splits and fraying at the ends of the spine panels.