A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. Sixth Impression. Orange cloth boards, title lettered in black to spine. Publisher's cream dust jacket printed in red with blurb by H.G. Wells to upper cover. Jacket lightly browned, wear to head & tail of spine, a few closed tears to upper cover. Ownership name to front free endpaper, otherwise contents in fine bright condition. Scarce in dust jacket.
Joyce's first novel, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology.