Item #30159 Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase). James Joyce, Eric Gill.
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).
Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).

Ulysses (Deluxe Edition, Signed with Original Slipcase).

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition printed in Britain. Thick quarto. Deluxe Edition, bound in full vellum; gilt-stamped boards famously designed by Eric Gill, with his Homeric bow motif. Hand-numbered as 10 of 100 copies and SIGNED by Joyce to colophon. This much-anticipated luxury edition of James Joyce’s opus—advertised by Bodley Head as the work's "final and definitive" edition, with proofs corrected by the author—was published after the landmark 1933 trial United States v. One Book Called Ulysses, in which Random House successfully challenged the work’s American publication ban for obscenity; a legal history that's represented by three appendices of materials reproduced at rear, including a letter from Joyce to Random House’s head Bennett Cerf. This copy bumped to top of spine, with thumb-soling to vellum and some dusting to textblock edges. Overall: a close to near fine copy with remarkably crisp interior and firm hinges. Accompanied by the publisher's original patterned slipcase—now increasingly uncommon—with printed Bodley Head label affixed to front panel; no. 10 of 100 accomplished in manuscript. Original slipcase shows some scuffing and wear at corners, with previous collector's label to spine. Housed in custom half-leather slipcase with pull-tab chemise and gilt lettering to spine. A very pleasing copy of this milestone Joyce edition.

Item #30159

Price: $45,000.00

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