Joyce (James)Ulysses. Shakespeare & Co., Rue de l’Odeon, Paris 1922. No. 559 of 1000 Copies of the First Edn.,, one of 750 Copies on handmade paper. A Superb Copy, internally immaculate, bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full blue patinated morocco, gilt title on spine, turn-ins gilt, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, marbled e.p.s, original paper covers (strengthened) bound in at rear, in a matching blue morocco backed folding clamshell box. (1)
As we approach the 100th Anniversary of its publication on 2 February (Joyce’s birthday), there can be no better occasion to purchase a copy of this wonderful and revolutionary book, still full of mysteries a century after publication, and there can certainly be no better copy on the market. The First Edition of just 1000 copies is distinguished from all later printings by the use of fine hand-made paper, which has survived a century between covers as though printed just yesterday. The cornerstone of any Irish collection, Ulysses looks likely to dominate the literature and criticism of the 21st century as it has dominated the 20th. A magnificent copy, offered at a price which may look like the bargain of the century in a few years’ time.