James Joyce from Harry and Caresse Crosby's Black Sun Press

    James Joyce. Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. Three Fragments from Work in Progress. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929.

    First edition. Number 360 of 500 numbered copies printed on Holland Van Gelden Zonen paper (from a total edition of 650). Small quarto. [i-xii], I-XV, [1, blank], 55, [1, blank], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece after a drawing by Brancusi.

    Publisher's cream wrappers printed in red and black with folding flaps. In original glassine dust jacket and original gold paper slipcase. Minimal wear to extremities. A few minor instances of loss to glassine along the spine and at the corners. Slipcase heavily worn. Internal text bright and clean. A lovely copy in fine condition.

    Minkoff A21. Slocum and Cahoon A36.

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