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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition, this copy 48 (stamp-numbered) of the 100 copies signed in ink by James Joyce, printed on Dutch handmade paper (from a total edition of 1000). Three-quarters turquoise morocco, with Sangorski & Sutcliffe's stamp on the free endpaper; blue cloth sides, spine with five raised bands, uncut and retaining original front and rear wrappers. 9 1/2 inches (24 cm). [viii], 732 pp, plus colophon leaf and final blank. The binding is housed in a clamshell case. A small stain affects the fore-margin between pp. 67 to 114. At its greatest extent, this intrudes at most 1/2 inch (1 cm) into the margin, and is generally about an inch in length.
One of the foremost twentieth-century novels, in its most desirable form. Slocum & Cahoon A17.

From the Lawrence H. Thielman Collection

Sold for $133,000
Estimate $40,000-60,000

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