Chamber Music. London: Elkin Mathews, 1907. First Edition. Thin 12mo, original green cloth, gilt lettered on front cover & spine. Cloth damp stained along inner margin of upper board, along spine and along half of lower board; some minor damp stains to inner joints, not affecting text, otherwise contents clean. Housed in solander box. Third variant, with the endpapers of thin woven transparent end-papers and signature C poorly centered. JOYCE'S FIRST BOOK, one of only 509 copies printed December of 1907. W.B. Yeats introduced Joyce to Arthur Symons, who "was responsible for the publication of CHAMBER MUSIC and for much of the praise it received" (Slocum and Cahoon, p. 6). Joyce never received any royalties for the book. Unlike his later work, the poems in CHAMBER MUSIC were written in a straightforward, romantic style that presents a striking and endearing contrast to the complexities of his later novels.