Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Co. Ninth Printing (1927)
Book ID: 66327
Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1927. Ninth Printing. Pp, 735. Bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, title lettered in gilt to second compartment & at tail. Publisher’s original Greek blue paper wrappers printed in white, bound-in front & rear. Top edge in gilt. Light scuffing to spine edges, neat ownership name to endpaper; contents in very good condition.
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).