London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Finnegans Wake. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. 8°. Vignette portrait of Joyce mounted opposite the title-page. Original red cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, top edge yellow, other edges uncut, original dust printed in red and yellow (very light spotting on endpapers and edges, jacket with short tears along edges, longer ones on the front panel, spine ends chipped, light soiling). Provenance: Peter Cary (ownership signature, dated 1939). FIRST EDITION, trade issue. Connolly 87; Slocum and Cahoon A47.
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