Ulysses. Ninth Printing (1927)
Book ID: 63404
Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1927. Ninth Printing May 1927). Pp, 735, all edges uncut. Publisher’s Greek blue paper wrappers printed in white, bound in half-calf, marbled boards. Spine with raised bands, title lettered in gilt to second compartment. Covers lightly scuffed, wrappers and contents in very good condition throughout.
This was the ninth of eleven editions published by Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare and Company between February 2nd, 1922 and May 1930.
Joyce asked that the wrappers of Ulysses be printed in the Greek colours (white on a blue field), as he considered the colours lucky for him, and they also ‘suggested the myth of Greece and of Homer, the white island rising from the sea’ (Ellman, p.524).