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James Joyce A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN 1917 1st ED, 2nd w/VRARE DJ
See main item description. James Joyce A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN 1917 1st ED, 2nd w/VRARE DJ​ A first printing, published less than a year earlier, can sell for up to $100,000. This is the second printing, same publisher, maybe even more scarce than the first. A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN BY JAMES JOYCE NEW YORK B.W. HUEBSCH MCMVII (1917) Second Printing with MCMVII date on title page and stated "Second printing, April, 1917" on copyright page (first was December, 1916). Original cloth, lettered in gilt! Extremely scarce in dust jacket. Perhaps that is even an understatement. Most likely less than 1,000 of this printing were printed. The first printing can go for up to $100,000 and this is nicer than many copies that surface! A 1924 Cape printing sold a few years back for $1,700 and this is a much rarer and more important issue! One of the greatest novels of the 20th century! Slocum & Cahoon A11. Condition: Very Good in Good Dust Jacket Tight and Square Binding. Clean Pages (except bookplate and name on front endpaper; one pen mark along side of paragraph and one short underline in pen; as well a few very small pencil notes that could be erased) and Clean Covers. Only slight wear. Would be Very Good+ or better without the minor marks. Dust Jacket is overall nice with not much loss; there has been some restoration (appears to have been done years ago) along joints; looks like it was split along spine at one point and was repaired both semi-professionally and with regular tape; but for such a rarity it's not bad at all, especially in presentation. Still … [Click Below for Full Description]
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