JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, in: The Egoist. An Individual Review. London: Robert Johnson and Co. for The New Freewoman Ltd., 1914-1915, vol I, no.1-vol II, no.12. 36 issues bound in 2 volumes, 2° (320 x 206mm and 331 x 220mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt edges (vol.II incorrectly titled on spine as June 1915-Dec 1915, extremities worn). FIRST EDITIONS. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF A PORTRAIT. Connolly The Modern Movement 26; Slocum and Cahoon Joyce C46.
Ezra POUND. 'James Joyce. At Last the Novel Appears' in: The Egoist. An Individual Review. London: Robert Johnson and Co. for The New Freewoman Ltd., February 1917, vol IV, no.2, pp.21-22. 2° (327 x 229mm). Woodcut portrait of Joyce by Roald Christian. (Lightly browned.) Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION. Publication details are included in a note on p.21 ('A Portrait [...] by James Joyce. The Egoist Ltd. Ready now, price 6s') and an order form for A Portrait is printed on p.32. Gallup Pound C246.
[The Egoist (publisher)] Extracts from Some Press Notices of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. London: Leveridge and Co. for the Egoist Press, . 8° bifolium (218 x 141mm). FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. A collection of quotations from reviews in the British, Irish, Continental and American Press including Ezra Pound's from The Egoist, H.G. Wells's from The Nation and Carlo Linati's from Il Convegno. Another similar 4-page leaflet [?Zurich: ?Joyce, ?1917] was also printed: in this, the quotation from Pound's review ran for nine lines. Cf. Gallup Pound C246 (noting the publication of this pamphlet).
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN--'A LANDMARK OF SENSIBILITY' (Connolly). Together with Pound's review and the scarce Extracts from Some Press Notices. Joyce sent the first chapter of A Portrait, together with Dubliners, to Ezra Pound, who replied in a letter of 19 January 1914 that he would be able to persuade Dora Marsden, the then editor of The Egoist (succeeded by Harriet Shaw Weaver on 1 July 1914) to print it. As a prelude to its publication, Pound included in his review column letters from and to Joyce concerning the difficulties of getting Dubliners published ('A Curious History', in: The Egoist, vol.I, no.2, 15 January 1914, pp.26-7). Serialization of A Portrait began on 2 February 1914 (vol.I, no.3) and it ran to 1 September 1915 (vol.II, no.9): however, it was not printed between 15 September and 16 November 1914 (vol.I, no.3-vol.II, no.9), when, due to the war, Joyce was unable to get the manuscript sent from Trieste, and no instalment was included in the special Imagist issue of 1 May 1915 (vol.II, no.5). The text of the serialization is substantially the same as that of the first edition (New York: 1916) but it did not include the opening pages of Chapter III. Through Joyce's association with The Egoist, where he was 'discovered and coddled by Pound, [and] mothered by Miss Weaver, he managed not only to finish A Portrait of the Artist but also to begin to write Exiles and Ulysses' (Ellmann Joyce, p.355). (4)