Pomes Penyeach.Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927 Stock Code: 148251
First edition, first impression, of this collection of thirteen of Joyce's poems. Beneath each poem the place and year of composition are provided; they range from 1904 to 1924. The first poem, 'Tilly' is named after the Irish custom of providing customers a free extra serving; the book was sold at 12 shillings, so the thirteenth poem came "free".
This copy is accompanied by a typed letter signed from Marguerite A. Cohn of the House of Books in New York, dated 12 August 1963 enclosing the volume.
Duodecimo. Original pale green paper-covered boards, covers lettered in dark green. With the errata slip tipped to final leaf.
Some minor toning to boards with some slight bubbling to lower board, sewn gathering becoming slightly loose, lower free endpaper with short closed tear and stuck to lower fixed endpaper at edge, otherwise an attractive copy.
Slocum and Cahoon A24.
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