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Three Days with Joyce [Signed] TOGETHER WITH - Freund, Gisele [Braziller, Karen] - 1984. 
New York: Persea Books; Gisele Freund, 1984 and 1985. Hardcover Book, Stapled Contract, Loose Check. Fine/fine. A copy of the first edition, first printing (small bit of excess binder's glue to the spine tail), in a Fine dust jacket, SIGNED BY GISELE FREUND on the title page and there inscribed by her as follows: "To Michael Hargraves / those [followed by a curving line leading to the book's printed title 'Three Days with Joyce' and thus incorporating the book's title into her inscription] / with my warm thoughts // Gisele Freund, // Santa Monica, dec. 1987"; TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT FOR PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK by and between Persea Books and Gisele Freund dated August 1, 1984, SIGNED BY GISELE FREUND on the signature page AND INITIALED BY GISELE FREUND FIVE TIMES -- thus showing her initials on each of the Contract's main pages, with four of such pages and a Rider being initialed by Karen Braziller, the Executive Director of Persea Books. [Neither the Contract nor the Rider is signed by Braziller, and the Rider is neither signed nor initialed by Freund, the parties presumably intending this to be Freund's original for her files.] TOGETHER WITH FREUND'S LITERARY AGENT'S FILE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL LETTER FROM KAREN BRAZILLER TO GISELE FREUND -- showing a cc to Freund's Literary Agent Joan Daves -- such copy bearing Karen Braziller's original signature; TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL ADVANCE AGAINST ROYALTIES CHECK in the amount of $900 SIGNED BY JOAN DAVES and made payable to David J. Silverman as Agent for Gisele Freund. The book features photographs that the famed photographer Gisele Freund captured over the course of three days spent with James Joyce in Paris between 1938-1939, capturing the great writer Joyce on the eve of the publication of Finnegan's Wake; one sees Joyce at work, meeting with his publisher, as well as with his editor (Eugene Jolas), and relaxing with his family. Freund also provides a short text in caption form to her photographs. The renowned French photographer Gisele Freund photographed an extensive number of famous people, particularly writers and artists of the twentieth century, and took the only known color photograph of James Joyce. Born in Germany, Freund was a Socialist and a vocal opponent of the Nazis. She fled from Germany to Paris, where she spent the majority of the rest of her life, and became a French Citizen. Recognized as one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, Freund photographed Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, James Joyce, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, George Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, Eva Peron, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and many others. Signed copies of Freund's books are not common and original contracts for her works available for purchase are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Fine copy of the book INSCRIBED, SIGNED, DATED, AND PLACED BY GISELE FREUND, TOGETHER WITH A COUNTERPART OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT FOR THE BOOKS' PUBLICATION (in Very Good condition) SIGNED ONCE AND INITIALED FIVE TIMES BY GISELE FREUND, TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL CHECK FOR THE ADVANCE AGAINST ROYALTIES FOR THE BOOK PAID TO FREUND (in Very Good condition as well). A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF NOTABLE GISELE FREUND ITEMS.
[Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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