2 June 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, glassine dustwrapper, original gold paper covered slipcase (wrappers lightly spotted).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 650 COPIES, THIS NO. 484 OF 500 ON HOLLAND VAN GELDER ZONEN. The three fragments published here 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. Minkoff A21; Published in Paris p.408; Slocum and Cahoon A36.
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