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Authors First Book - Joyce (James) Chamber Music

Lot 573/0297

Estimate EUR: €1500 - €2000
Hammer price: €0

The Author’s First Book Joyce (James) Chamber Music. L., Elkin Mathews 1907, light green cloth gilt, a bright copy. First Edition of his First Book, First Issue (thick e.p., height 16.2 cms). Slocum & Cahoon 3, preceded only by The Holy Office (broadside) and the supposed broadside Et Tu Healy, of which no copy has ever been found. S&C, quoting Gorman, say 509 copies were published including all three issues; there may have been no more than 200 copies in the first issue. Newspaper cutting laid down on front pastedown, name (Vincent Clarke) on f.f.e.p., a little spotting on e.p.’s but, a very good clean square copy. Rare. (1) Published mainly by the exertions of Arthur Symons, who took the manuscript around to the London publishers until he found one willing to take a chance on an unknown author. Slocum & Cahoon A3,