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JOYCE, James
Anna Livia Plurabelle. [two copies].
New York, Crosby Gaige, 1928. . Both first editions, 8vo; comprising: 1. number 3 of 600 copies of 50 COPIES ON PALE GREEN-TINTED PAPER, title previously detached cleanly at gutter now with neat reversible tissue paper repair to verso, chip from fore-edge of a preliminary blank leaf, slight separation at upper hinge, bookplate with celtic design to front pastedown; publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with triangular gilt design on upper cover, top edge gilt, presented in morocco-backed cloth drop-back box. 2. number 187 of 800 copies signed by the author; device to title, contemporary ink name to front free endpaper; publisher's brown cloth, blind-tooled borders, gilt device to upper cover, gilt spine, slightly rubbed at spine ends, fore-corners slightly bumped, top edge gilt, others uncut. A rare opportunity to acquire the two issues of the first edition of Anna Livia Plurabelle by James Joyce, the text that was to become chapter eight in Finnegans Wake, and introduce Joyce readers to the character that fellow Irish author Edna O'Brien was to describe as 'the most accessible and indeed beloved character conceived by Joyce'. Slocum & Cahoon note that: 'Of these 50 copies [on light green paper] probably 6 were offered for sale by the publisher. These were numbered 1 to 6, with the following notice on p.[iv] in the handwriting of Crosby Gaige: This is one of 6 copies on green paper. Crosby Gaige.'; however, this copy is simply numbered '3', and does not bear the publisher's statement on the limitation page. The remaining 44 copies were presumably … [Click Below for Full Description]
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