ULYSSES ["11th Printing"]. James Joyce.
ULYSSES ["11th Printing"].
ULYSSES ["11th Printing"].

ULYSSES ["11th Printing"].

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1930. Original blue wrappers.

"11th Printing," so identified on the leaf following the title leaf; since the 8th printing of 1926 constituted the first time the type was entirely re-set since the first edition of 1922, this "11th" is technically the fourth printing of the second edition. This is also the final Shakespeare & Co. printing of ULYSSES; "in a letter to [agent] James B. Pinker, July 4, 1931, Sylvia Beach stated that ULYSSES was then in its 28th thousand and 11th edition" [Slocum]. 1932 would see the Continental English-language Odyssey Press edition, and then in 1936 John Lane would finally come out with the first edition printed in England.

This copy is in very good condition, with the main flaw being wear (including several chips) to the edges of the wrapper -- which is to be expected, as the wrapper extends beyond the text block, and it's just a wrapper of fragile blue paper holding together a 735-page novel; most copies have by now been rebound. See Slocum 17. Item #14602

Price: $775.00

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