Shakespeare and Company.London : 1960 Stock Code: 136528
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author three months after publication, "With many good wishes for Louis Davis and Mark Davis affectionately their friend Sylvia. Paris. September 1960", with her bookplate on the front pastedown, annotated by her: "Please excuse this creased corner couldn't find another copy. S.B."
On 17 November 1919 Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) opened Shakespeare and Company with the help of her lifelong companion, Adrienne Monnier. "Together they orchestrated much of the exchange of English and French literature for the first half of the twentieth century", including the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses (ODNB). Beach's memoir, Shakespeare and Company, was first published the preceding year in the US.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt on black ground. With the dust jacket.
With 16 black-and-white plates.
Spine gently cocked, a little rubbing to extremities, several passages underlined in red and blue ink, with some marginal annotations, not in the author's hand. Jacket slightly faded and worn, price-clipped with a little chipping to spine ends and tips. A very good copy.
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