London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Ulysses. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. 4° in 8's (250 x 190mm), partially unopened; with the publisher's single-sheet advertising flyer for this edition (flyer folded once). Publisher's green buckram gilt, with embossed design by Eric Gill of an Homeric bow on the upper cover, tan dustjacket printed in black and red with bow design on spine (red leather bookmark detached, jacket marked and chipped with tear on lower spine). FIRST EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND, NO 441 OF 900 COPIES ON JAPON VELLUM OUT OF AN EDITION OF 1,000.
A CLASSIC OF MODERN BRITISH BOOK DESIGN, WITH A BINDING AND JACKET DESIGNED BY THE GREAT ENGLISH ARTIST AND TYPOGRAPHER, ERIC GILL. Gill's bow was reproduced on subsequent Cape trade editions and has become a widely recognised symbol of Joyce's great novel. The text of this edition is based on that of the Olympia Press edition, revised by Stuart Gilbert to Joyce's instructions (Slocum A20). This edition includes two appendices bringing together the material from the 1934 Random House edition relating to the lifting of the ban on the book in the United States; the text of the injunction granted in favour of Joyce against the publisher Samuel Roth; the text of the 'International Protest' against Roth's unauthorised serialisation of Ulysses, with a full list of the signatories (including Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway); and a bibliography of Joyce's works. Slocum & Cahoon A23.
With the same author's Ulysses (London, 1922, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, ONE OF 2,000 COPIES). (2)
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