JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922.
Lot 113
JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941.
Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922.
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JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922.
JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941.
Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922.
4to. Untrimmed in publisher's blue printed wrappers. Custom green cloth portfolio. Without folding flaps of wrappers, rebacked, 3" tear at bottom of front cover neatly repaired on verso, one or two small rubbed areas and short nicks.
WITH: 2 pages of Lewis Galantiere's notes (one titled "Ulysses and the Odyssey")
Provenance: Lewis Galantiere (presentation inscription from Joyce, annotations throughout); purchased from Galantiere by Phoenix Book Shop; James Hughes, bought on March 19, 1975; bequeathed to an anonymous owner and then sold at Christie's New York, June 9, 1992, lot 100; Roger Rechler (his sale, Christie's New York, October 11, 2002, lot 176).

FIRST EDITION, no 282 of 750 copies on hand-made paper, PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOYCE on the half-title: "To Lewis Galantiere / James Joyce / Paris / 11 February 1922." With Galantiere's marginal markings, underscoring, emendations and neat annotations in pencil and in ink, mostly in the margins and some on the front free endpaper.

Ulysses was scheduled for publication on Joyce's fortieth birthday (February 2, 1922), but only two copies were ready on that date owing to technical difficulties in printing the cover, the color of which Joyce wanted to match with the blue of the Greek flag. One of these was the copy delivered by Sylvia Beach to Joyce on February 2, which he then inscribed to his wife Nora, being the only known presentation copy to predate Galantiere's. The present copy in turn predates by two days the three copies presented to Sylvia Beach, Harriet Shaw Weaver and Margaret Anderson, and by three days the copy inscribed to Robert McAlmon, the American writer who helped Joyce prepare the final typescript.

Galantiere (1893-1977) was an American translator of French literature, writer, playwright and journalist. From 1920 to 1927 he was secretary of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and came to know most of the literary figures of the day, including Hemingway. In a letter to Harriet Weaver of 17 April 1926, Joyce writes: "I am to read [from Finnegans Wake] ... to a small group, this time including ... a young American Galantiere who is preparing a course of lectures of U[lysses]" (Joyce Letters vol 3, p 140). Slocum & Cahoon A17; Connolly The Modern Movement 42.

Footnotes

  • THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRESENTATION COPY OF ULYSSES AFTER THE ONE GIVEN TO NORA JOYCE ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION: INSCRIBED BY JOYCE TO LEWIS GALANTIERE JUST NINE DAYS LATER.
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