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195: James Joyce Ulysses First Edition 1 of 750

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Title: Ulysses
Author: Joyce, James
Description: [8], 732, [1] pp. 23.5x18 cm. (9x7"), three-quarter gilt-ruled blue levant morocco & cloth, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; bound by Bayntun, with original wrappers not retained. No. 811 of 750 copies printed on handmade paper, from a total run of 1000 copies. First Edition, First Printing.A handsome copy of the greatest work of literature of the twentieth century. "Ulysses" can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute to Joyce's influence. According to James Spoerri, "This fortunate combination of printer [Maurice Darantire and publisher [Sylvia Beach] resulted in the appearance of 'Ulysses' as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is a fair and inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels." Slocum & Cahoon A17.
Heading: Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Shakespeare and Company
Date Published: 1922


Some very faint (all but indiscernible) fox spots to binding; pages lightly browned at edges (as usual), slight finger-soiling to half-title; near fine to fine.
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