"This novel is universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier, Joyce 69).
Ulysses. Paris: published for the Egoist Press, London, by John Rodker, October 1922. Quarto. (Some toning and light surface soiling to title, bound without the half title and the rare errata, often missing [a facsimile of the errata is however laid in at rear]).
Provenance: Bauman Rare Books, New York (their catalog slips loosely inserted).
First English Edition (printed in France), number 245 of of 2000 numbered copies on handmade paper. As is noted on the verso of the limitation page 'Ulysses' was "first published by Shakespeare and Company" of Paris in February 1922 in an edition limited to just 1000 copies. "Within a month of the publication.. [this first printing] was practically sold out... eight months after the initial printing [October 1922] a second printing [the first English edition] appeared." This edition is actually rarer than the limitation statement would suggest: according to the Bauman catalog slip "at the Port Authority of New York, 500 copies of this first English edition were seized and burned by United States postal authorities."
- Binding Condition: VERY GOOD