James Joyce (1882-1941)
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James Joyce (1882-1941)

DUBLINERS. 1932

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James Joyce (1882-1941)
Dubliners. 1932
JOYCE, James Augustine Aloysius (1882-1941). Dubliners. Hamburg: Albatross, 1932

Author's presentation copy to Gustav Zumsteg. The present lot is inscribed on 4 January 1941; just six days later, Joyce was struck down with acute abdominal pains, but after an operation to remove a perforated duodenal ulcer, never suffucently recovered, and passed away on 13 January. The book itself, Joyce's earliest masterpiece and arguably the greatest collection of short stories in English, is the Albatross edition published in Hamburg in 1932. See Slocum and Cahoon 10 note.

Octavo (176x 106mm). Second impression. Half-title 'The Albatross Modern Continetal Library Volume I' (faint marginal stain on p.9). Contemporary half roan over paper-covered boards (extremities lightly rubbed, joints more heavily). Provenance: author's presentation copy (inscribed in green ink on half-title 'Zurich 4.1.1941' to:) – Gustav Zumsteg (1915-2005).
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