September 23, 2021 10:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 71
 

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[Literature] Joyce, James
Ulysses

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First and limited edition, #277/1,000 copies (one of the 750 copies on handmade paper). 4to. (viii), 732, 1 pp. From the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish-American author Frank McCourt. Original limp blue-green paper wrappers, spine and extremities of wrappers restored; all edges untrimmed; partially unopened; short closed tear at top edge of unopened sheet of half-title; in green cloth fall-down-back box and chemise. Slocum & Cahoon A17

"Ulysses was the most liberating novel I've ever come across. I love the rowdiness and richness. James Joyce said he expected his readers to spend their lives in this book. It's so encyclopedic and scholarly and sensual. I think I first read it when I was in the army in Germany in 1952. I was 22. I knew nothing of Irish literature...It's a school of a book. The more you read, the more you discover and the more you laugh..." (Frank McCourt, Best Life, 2006).

From the library of Frank McCourt.

Sold for $27,720
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First and limited edition, #277/1,000 copies (one of the 750 copies on handmade paper). 4to. (viii), 732, 1 pp. From the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish-American author Frank McCourt. Original limp blue-green paper wrappers, spine and extremities of wrappers restored; all edges untrimmed; partially unopened; short closed tear at top edge of unopened sheet of half-title; in green cloth fall-down-back box and chemise. Slocum & Cahoon A17

"Ulysses was the most liberating novel I've ever come across. I love the rowdiness and richness. James Joyce said he expected his readers to spend their lives in this book. It's so encyclopedic and scholarly and sensual. I think I first read it when I was in the army in Germany in 1952. I was 22. I knew nothing of Irish literature...It's a school of a book. The more you read, the more you discover and the more you laugh..." (Frank McCourt, Best Life, 2006).

From the library of Frank McCourt.

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