Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
JOYCE, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Joyce") to Wilhelm Herz (William H. Hartley) and his wife, Zurich, 22 February 1938. 1 page, 8vo, in dark ink on grayish-tan letterhead of the Carlton Elite Hotel, with envelope addressed by Joyce. [With:] Two typed copies (ribbon and carbon) by Herz of the Joyce poem "La Dinde aux Comeallyous," originally written by Joyce at Neuilly, Thanksgiving Day, 1937, 2 pages, 4to.
JOYCE, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Joyce") to Wilhelm Herz (William H. Hartley) and his wife, Zurich, 22 February 1938. 1 page, 8vo, in dark ink on grayish-tan letterhead of the Carlton Elite Hotel, with envelope addressed by Joyce. [With:] Two typed copies (ribbon and carbon) by Herz of the Joyce poem "La Dinde aux Comeallyous," originally written by Joyce at Neuilly, Thanksgiving Day, 1937, 2 pages, 4to.

Details
JOYCE, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Joyce") to Wilhelm Herz (William H. Hartley) and his wife, Zurich, 22 February 1938. 1 page, 8vo, in dark ink on grayish-tan letterhead of the Carlton Elite Hotel, with envelope addressed by Joyce. [With:] Two typed copies (ribbon and carbon) by Herz of the Joyce poem "La Dinde aux Comeallyous," originally written by Joyce at Neuilly, Thanksgiving Day, 1937, 2 pages, 4to.

"We hope you got home all right in the dark. Here is the come-all-you about the turkey [the original manuscript of the above poem, which begins 'Come all you lairds and ladies and listen to my lay I'll tell of my adventures upon last Thanksgiving Day']. You may copy it if you wish but please return it as I have no other myself. I have just had tea with your aunt and we got on very well together, I think, as I tried my clearest tenor tones..." The nine quatrain humorous poem, written for a Thanksgiving Day party at the Eugene Jolases, was first printed in Pastimes of James Joyce, (New York, 1941), pp. 6-7. The letter is printed in Letters, ed. R. Ellmann, vol. 3, p. 415. (3)
;

More from Fine Printed Books and Literary Manuscripts

View All
View All