Haveth Childers Everywhere. Limited Signed Edition (1930)
Author: James Joyce
Book ID: 63364
Haveth Childers Everywhere. Fragment from Work in Progress. Paris and New York: Ducros et Colas for Henry Babou and The Fountain Press, 1930. Title printed in black and green, initials and headlines printed in green. Original printed wrappers & glassine dust jacket. Housed in publisher’s green & gold chemise and slipcase. Other than the usual light browning to preliminary leaves this is a fine bright copy.
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 685 COPIES, THIS NO. 26 OF 100 ON IMPERIAL HAND-MADE IRIDESCENT JAPAN, SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE.
This fragment forms pages 532-554 of ‘Work In Progress’ the working title for Joyce’s not-yet-completed masterpiece, Finnegans Wake. [Slocum and Cahoon Joyce A41].
In his book review for the New York Times (11th January 1931), Herbert Matthews (editorial writer) says this fragment is “an attempt to enrich and refashion the English language, and as such is highly stimulating and carries the reader through a form of mental gymnastics which is not without its profit and amusement.”