The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun. James Joyce.
The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun.
The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun.
The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun.
The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun.
(D'Ambrosio, Joseph)

The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun.

D'Ambrosio, Joseph (illus.)

(Chicago): The Compulsive Printer, 1977. Octavo. (30)ff. From an edition of 75 copies signed by the artist, Joseph D'Ambrosio, and the printer, Elmore Mundell, this is one of twenty-five with an extra signed serigraph and deluxe binding. The text is James Joyce's take on Aesop's "The Fox and the Grapes." Title on three block-print-illustrated pages, each signed by D'Ambrosio. Also contains three color serigraphs signed by both D'Ambrosio and Mundell, serigraph initials and text ornaments. Binding in the form of a red velvet clamshell box, with an inset relief serigraph covered in gold leaf. The "papal" red velvet and gold allude to Pope Adrian IV, whom Joyce satirizes here. Very fine in box and folio-size slipcase. Prospectus laid in. Item #24179

(Nineteen Years, p. 51).

Price: $1,000.00

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