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Ulysses [published in Two Worlds Monthly, ed. Samuel Roth].
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JOYCE, James.

Ulysses [published in Two Worlds Monthly, ed. Samuel Roth].

Published: New York: Two Worlds Publishing Company, [July 1926–September 1927]

Stock code: 67683

Price: £3,000

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Unauthorized printing of 13 bowdlerized episodes from Ulysses by the New York publisher Samuel Roth (1893–1974). The set was originally released as 11 individual instalments containing 13 episodes. It was later published as two bound volumes containing 14 episodes including the final instalment (Vol. III, no. 4) that was never released separately and so is not included here. The publisher Samuel Roth was known for publishing sexually explicit literature and other underground material, including a pirated edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. His pirating of Ulysses “resulted in considerable public indignation and provoked the ‘International Protest’ signed by 167 artists and writers and printed in transition I” (Slocum & Cahoon p. 100). Joyce was able to obtain an injunction against Roth, but not until after Two Worlds Monthly had already ceased publication. A fine set, exceptionally scarce in this condition.

11 volumes, octavo. Original white and beige wrappers printed in red and black. Volume II number 4 with the original wrap-around band. A fine set.

Bibliography: Slocum & Cahoon C68.

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