The Original Prospectus for the First Edition of ‘Ulysses.’ Paris (1921)

Author: James Joyce

Book ID: 66158

Price: 2,950.00

Ulysses by James Joyce will be published in the Autumn of 1921. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, [1921]. Pp 4. Bifolium (218 x 164mm). Minor browning to paper, but a very good copy of this fragile publication.  Housed in collector’s solander box.

Publisher’s woodcut device to front cover with photograph of Joyce mounted on page (1) above reviews by Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, Valery Larbaud and others. Page (3) with details of the three issues of the 1,000 copies. Page (4) comprised of an order form. 

THE RARE PROSPECTUS ISSUED BY SYLVIA BEACH AT SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLICATION OF “ULYSSES”

At least three versions of the prospectus are known; this example gives the likely publication date of Autumn 1921 and bears the address 8, rue Dupuytren. In the event Joyce’s continuing revisions, and his wish that the work appear close to his birthday meant that publication was delayed until February 1922.  

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