A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.London: Egoist Press, 1917 Stock Code: 77029
FIRST UK PRINTING - PRESENTATION COPYSo-called second edition; the first edition to be printed in the UK. This edition was preceded by the English issue of the Huebsch edition of 1916. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "To George and Mary Slocombe James Joyce Paris 7. i. 926"; George Slocombe was an English journalist writing for the American papers. He also wrote a book called The Heart of France - Parisian, provincial & peasant, etc (1934). He reviewed Ulysses when it came out, and he is listed by Joyce as one of the select recipients of a press copy. Joyce's inscription usually appears on the front free endpaper; in this copy, however, that space is occupied by the inscription of the book's first owner, Allan Ross Macdougall, an American in Paris, friend and later biographer of Isadora Duncan. Presentation copies of this printing are rare and examples with such interesting Parisian provenance are exceptional in all regards.
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to front board in blind and to spine gilt. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Contents browned, spine cocked and severely sunned. Very good.
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