Finnegans Wake. First Edition (1939)
Book ID: 62133
Finnegans Wake. London: Faber, 1939. First Edition. Pp, 628, uncut. Large 8vo. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt on spine, original maroon dust jacket printed in yellow. Dust jacket laid-on to stiff card; some fraying along edges. A nice clean copy.
Ex Libris Eibhlin Mc Grainne? 1939,’ with her extensive annotations in pencil in a neat hand throughout the text and paper-strip page markers to top-edge. She has written page reference numbers in ink to rear endpapers.
In this infinitely complex work, Joyce mixed the mythological and the mundane, the universal and the parochial, as never before. The full text of Finnegans Wake was issued simultaneously in London and New York on 4th May 1939, [Slocum & Cahoon A47]