7 - 8 April 2004
JOYCE, James Augustine Aloysius (1882-1941). Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. Three Fragments from Work in Progress. Preface by C.K. Ogden. Paris: Roger Lescaret for The Black Sun Press, 1929.
4° (210 x 165mm). Title and text printed in red and black. Etched frontispiece after Constantin Brancusi, diagram in the text. Original printed wrappers, original gold paper covered slipcase with onlaid red suede panels (spine of wrappers very slightly browned, edges of slipcase a little worn).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 650 COPIES, THIS NO. EIGHTEEN OF 100 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY JOYCE. For Harry and Caresse Crosby's letters to C.K. Ogden about his preface, see lot 739. Minkoff A21; Published in Paris p.408; Slocum and Cahoon Joyce A36.
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