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JOYCE, James. 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. (Unobtrusive small marks on a few leaves.) Original printed wrappers, gold paper covered slipcase (a few light marks on wrappers, slipcase rubbed at edges). Provenance: loosely-inserted black-edged card inscribed 'with compliments , from , Harry Crosby , 19 Rue de Lille , Paris'.
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 650 COPIES, THIS NO. 380 OF 500 ON HOLLAND VAN GELDER ZONEN. PRESENTATION COPY, with inserted autograph card signed from Harry Crosby. 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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