James Joyce. New York: O.U.P., 1959. IIllustrated with 16 plates of photographs. Pp, 842. Blue buckram, title lettered in gilt to spine, embossed in blind to upper cove, in publisher's dust jacket featuring Gisele Freund's famous photograph of the author to rear. Jacket lightly frayed along edges otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this acclaimed biography, the first written since Joyce's death in 1942. Along with uncoveing the raw material in Joyce's works and how Joyce converted it into fiction, Ellmann gives a fascinating account of literary life in Euopre in Joyce's lifetime.