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JOYCE, James.

Chamber Music.

Published: London: Elkin Mathews, [1907]

Stock code: 96932

Price: £2,750

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First edition, first impression, second variant binding, with thick wove endpapers and the poems in signature C poorly centred on the page. It is now thought that very few copies of the first edition were actually gathered and bound in 1907 – perhaps only fifty or a hundred. When Joyce was famous in the 1920s, Elkin Mathews seem to have “rediscovered” the remainder and bound them up in a slightly darker green cloth.

Small octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Pictorial title page. Spine toned, tips rubbed, slight stains to boards, occasional very minor foxing. An excellent copy.

Bibliography: Slocum & Cahoon A3.

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