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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. Original printed wrappers, glassine dustwrapper, original silver paper covered slipcase with onlaid green suede panels (wrappers and dustwrapper slightly marked and faded, slipcase edges a little worn).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 650 COPIES, THIS NO. FORTY-ONE OF 100 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY JOYCE. The three fragments are 'The Mookse And The Gripes', 'The Muddest Thick That Ever Was Heard Dump' and 'The Ondt And The Gracehoper', which form pp.152-159, 282-304 and 414-419 respectively of Finnegans Wake. Loosely-inserted inserted is a broadsheet, 8° prospectus for the work printed in red and black. Minkoff A21; Published in Paris p.408; Slocum and Cahoon Joyce A36.
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