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Book Description

Size Royal 8vo, 10 x 7.5 Inches Bound in original quarter vellum over black cloth, with printed paper title labels to spine & front. Text in very good clean condition. Well illustrated throughout with 24 plates, each with a letterpress leaf. Including H.G.Wells & Einstein.
Dealer Notes
“Sophie Jacobs From Edmond X Kapp Antibes 1926-7”
Sophie Jacobs born in Dublin, Ireland, Her father, an optician whose practice in 19 Nassau St. Dublin, is mentioned in Ulysses. Her Brother Bethel, a renowned physician & Irish international Rugby player, is mentioned in Finnegans Wake. Her sister Estella was one of the leading Irish artists of her generation & married poet & publisher Seamus O’ Sullivan. Sophie was a trained Opera Singer spending much time in Paris where she knew James Joyce. A portrait of her, by her cousin Louise Jacobs is in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.
Her family, The Solomons, are one of the oldest continuous lines of Jews in Ireland.
Author Kapp, Edmund X.
Date 1922
Binding Quarter Vellum over Black Cloth
Publisher Cape
Illustrator Kapp
Condition Very Good
Pages Unpaginated

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