Item #328717 “Ibsen’s New Drama” [in] The Fortnightly Review, April 1, 1900. James Joyce.
“Ibsen’s New Drama” [in] The Fortnightly Review, April 1, 1900
“Ibsen’s New Drama” [in] The Fortnightly Review, April 1, 1900

Joyce’s First Publication

“Ibsen’s New Drama” [in] The Fortnightly Review, April 1, 1900.

London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1900.

Single issue. No. 400. New Series. April 1, 1900. Edited by W.L. Courtney. pp. [16, ads], 527-718, [2, color ad]. 1 vols. 8vo. Joyce’s First Publication. Original printed wrappers (toned with modest chipping at the edges and a chip from both top corners, spine defective, back cover is detached). Very good, internally clean and bright. Housed in a dark green quarter leather and white cloth clamshell box with gilt lettered spine Slocum and Cahoon C1. Item #328717

Contains Joyce’s first printed work, at pp. [575]-590, a review of When We Dead Awaken by Henrik Ibsen, translated by William Archer. Signed in letterpress: “James A. Joyce”.
A rare and perhaps, in this form, unique copy of arguably the scarcest of Joyce’s works, published at the tender age of 18. OCLC locates two copies, of pp. [575]-590 only, both of which have been detached from the Fortnightly Review; Yale holds a complete copy of the issue. The text was reprinted in a fine press edition in 1930. Slocum and Cahoon A1 refers to a lost broadside poem: “Et Tu, Healy!” written by Joyce at the age of nine, and said to have been printed by his father in 1891 or 1892, but no copies are known to exist.
Complete as issued with a 16-page “Fortnightly Review Advertiser” bound in at the front, and four-page color advertisement (The Royal Automatic “Bar-Lock” Visible-Writing Typewriter) tipped-in at the back.
A complete and well-preserved issue of the Fortnightly Review, printing Joyce’s first primary work. We've never seen another copy, or heard of another for sale.

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