A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. James Joyce.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

'silence, exile, and cunning'

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1916.

First edition. [iv], 299, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'silence, exile, and cunning'. Publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and in blind on front cover. Near fine, spine a trifle darkened, light wear to spine ends and tips and slight wrinkling to cloth at edges. Brentano's book ticket on rear pastedown. In custom green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Slocum & Cahoon 11. Item #311570

First edition of Joyce's autobiographical novel, recounting the schooldays and emerging artistic consciousness of his alter-ego Stephen Dedalus. The novel was refused by Grant Richards (publisher of Dubliners), Secker, and Edward Garnett for Duckworth. Finally B.W. Huebsch agreed to take on the book, if Harriet Weaver, who had serialized the novel in The Egoist between February and August of 1914, would arrange for 750 copies to be published in London. It was published first in New York by Huebsch on 29 December 1916 and in London on 22 January 1917 made up with the American sheets and a cancel Egoist title-page.

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