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JOYCE, James.


Published: London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936

Stock code: 95443

Price: £1,500

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First UK edition, first impression, number 233 of 900 copies on japon vellum and bound in buckram, from an entire edition limited to 1,000 copies. The Bodley Head Ulysses established the text for the succeeding 25 years and printed as appendices the International Letter of Protest against Samuel Roth’s piracy and the famous legal judgement by John M. Woolsey lifting the ban in America on the publishing of the book.

Crown octavo. Original green buckram with the Homeric bow device designed by Eric Gill to the front board in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Bookseller’s ticket to front pastedown. Spine and board edges slightly faded, internally fine; an excellent copy.

Bibliography: Slocum & Cahoon A23.

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