Book Description

FIRST EDITION, first impression. 4to. (11.2 x 8.9 inches). Illustrated with several full page and smaller illustrations by Fergusson, one in green ink, the others all in black. Publishers green cloth with gilt decoration to the front board and spine lettered in gilt. Some faded spots to the spine cloth and some spotting and offsetting to the blank endpapers otherwise a very good bright copy in the original dustwrapper which is decorated and lettered in white on green paper. Some very minor rubbing to the extremities but overall a very good book in a better than very good dustwrapper. First impression, one of about 140 to 150 copies printed and issued to subscribers. A trade issue was published the following year. There is a list of the 135 subscribers printed at the rear of the book. A note from Fergusson on the decorations appears before the main text. "The Ogam alphabet was an indigenous script of old Ireland named after Ogma, the Celtic God of Literature and Eloquence. The decorations are composed of Joyce's initials in Ogam and other characters together with other symbols that convey Joyce's concern with music, creation, feeling and his native Ireland. -- J. D. F. 7th November 1954."
Date 1955
Publisher Published on behalf of the subscribers by William MacLellan. Glasgow.

Price: £325.00

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