Diary by a Dublin Friend of Joyce [Joyce, James].  A framed...





Diary by a Dublin Friend of Joyce

[Joyce, James].  A framed photographic print, circa 4" x 6", showing Nora and James Joyce seated on a hillside (probably continental) with their friend Patrick J. Hoey. With a Pharmacist’s Diary for 1911 belonging to Patrick Hoey, written in a small neat hand, mostly in ink, recording his daily doings, January-December, also addresses, recipes, notes on art, thoughts and quotations on literature, etc., circa 100 pp in closely written manuscript.  Binding worn, but holding.

Hoey, a travelled man, was a friend of the Joyce family from Dublin days, and it is said that he was one of Joyce’s sources for his Dublin descriptions in Ulysses. Ellmann records that Joyce met him unexpectedly in Ostend in 1926, not having seen him for 25 years. ‘Hoey and Joyce are the same name’, Joyce told Sylvia Beech (both being versions of the Irish Seoighe). (1)

Auction Date: 6th Dec 2022 at 10:15am

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