London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Ulysses. Paris: "Published for the Egoist Press, London, by John Rodker, Paris, 1922. 4° (228 x 180mm). Half title (occasional mainly marginal spotting). Original blue wrappers lettered in white (edges lightly rubbed, a few nicks). Second edition. ONE OF 2,000 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER, this copy un-numbered. Slocum 18: "500 of these [2,000 copies], sent to America, were reported seized and burned by United States government authorities ... This edition was printed from the plates of the original edition."
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