Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1927. Ninth Printing. Pp, 735, all edges uncut. Original Greek blue paper wrappers printed in white. Wrapper creased & lightly browned, with closed tear & chipping to edges; contents in good condition. A very good copy of this fragile printing in original wrappers as issued, housed in custom made solander box.
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).