Finnegans Wake. First Edition (1939)
Book ID: 63402
Finnegans Wake. London: Faber, 1939. First Edition. Pp, 628, uncut. Large 8vo. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Other than off-setting to last page of text, this is a fine bright copy. Lacking publisher’s dust jacket (facsimile copy supplied).
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]