First and limited edition, one of 500 large paper copies, signed by the author. A handsomely produced edition of the Irish poet’s verse. Joyce referred to Stephens as “my rival, the latest Irish genius” and, when, at one point, he seemed unable to finish Finnegans Wake, thought of approaching Stephens to finish it for him; James Ellmann calls this “one of the strangest ideas in literary history”.
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Square octavo. Original blue boards, gilt lettered vellum spine, untrimmed. Vellum a little mottled, endpapers a little foxed.