London: Elkin Matthews, (1907).
First edition, first issue of Joyce's first book. The first printing consisted of 509 copies; however, fewer than fifty copies of the first binding appear to have been issued and perhaps fewer than fifteen copies are extant. Chamber Music, Joyce's first book, was published only through the considerable efforts of... more
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London: Elkin Matthews, 1918.
16mo. (18)ff. Second edition. With a label inside the rear cover from Shakespeare and Company, the famed bookshop and literary meeting place founded by Sylvia Beach. Beach was a strong supporter of Joyce and the first publisher of Ulysses. Chamber Music, Joyce's first book, was published only through the considerable... more
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London: Grant Richards, (1914).
Octavo. First edition. One of approximately 746 copies that were bound. When Joyce first submitted his proposal for this collection of short stories, he wrote, "I do not think that any writer has yet presented Dublin to the world." However, Joyce was far from sentimental about the city, writing, "From... more
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London: Cresset Press, 1930.
Two quarto volumes. One of 195 copies on handmade paper. With twelve hand-colored copper-engraved illustrations by Rex Whistler and many engraved head- and tailpieces. In original green morocco and vellum-over-boards by the Wood bindery. Spines show slight toning and a few small snags at the top of both volumes and... more
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1891.
First edition of Yeats' third book. This novella and short story formed the tenth title in Unwin's "Pseudonym Library." Of an edition of 2000 copies, this is one of 356 that were bound in cloth. A fine copy of an elusive early title about which Yeats wrote: "Written when I... more
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London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768.
Two small octavo volumes. (ii), xx, 203; (iv), 208 pp. First edition, first issue. Bound with the rare advertisement leaf promising completion of the work the following year and including a list of subscribers. Also, a frontispiece portrait of Jens Baggesen, an eighteenth century Danish writer who was greatly influenced... more
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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926.
Eighth printing, in which the type was entirely reset in order to address typographical errors found in earlier printings. As noted by Slocum and Cahoon, it incorporated into the text most of the changes indicated on the "Additional corrections" page that had been added to the fourth, fifth, and sixth... more
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