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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 247

    JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. Large 8° (243 x 158mm). Half title (final page of text and one front free endpaper browned). Original red cloth, spine gilt, uncut, dust-jacket printed in red and yellow. Provenance: Walter Hirst (bookplate). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Slocum 47: "A letter from Faber & Faber, June 11, 1948, states: 'The ordinary edition consisted of 3400 copies of which 2255 were sold to the public, 950 in the form of sheets being destroyed.'"

    Price Realised  

    JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. Large 8° (243 x 158mm). Half title (final page of text and one front free endpaper browned). Original red cloth, spine gilt, uncut, dust-jacket printed in red and yellow. Provenance: Walter Hirst (bookplate). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Slocum 47: "A letter from Faber & Faber, June 11, 1948, states: 'The ordinary edition consisted of 3400 copies of which 2255 were sold to the public, 950 in the form of sheets being destroyed.'"


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