One of 100 Copies Signed by Joyce

Ulysses.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936.

Price: $42,500.00


About the item

No. 99 of 100 copies on mouldmade paper, signed by Joyce. Title page printed in blue and black. [xvi], 766 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. One of 100 Copies Signed by Joyce. Original vellum over boards with gilt Homeric bow after design by Eric Gill, teg, other edges untrimmed, some toning to vellum with faint marking to covers, light spotting to edges of text block, endpapers, and margins of preliminary and terminal leaves; in original slipcase, rather scuffed and edge worn, but completely intact, with no splitting to the fragile joints, as often encountered, printed label with some marks and scuffing. Slocum & Cahoon A23; Gill 357.

Item #346904

Published following the legal success of the 1934 Random House Ulysses trial, which established the principle that a "classic" work was allowed greater flexibility when it came to conventional morality, coupled with the luxuriousness and expense of this edition ensured that it was published to no public scandal in the UK.
An excellent copy of the most deluxe edition of Ulysses published during Joyce's lifetime, and signed by the author.