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    James Joyce. Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. Three Fragments from Work in Progress. Preface by C. K. Ogden. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929.

    Number 35 of 500 limited, first edition copies printed on Holland Van Gelder Zonen from a total print run of 650. Hand-set under the direction of Harry and Caresse Crosby at the Black Sun Press, Rue Cardinale, Paris. Twelvemo. 55 pages plus colophon. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Brancusi.

    White printed wrappers lettered in black and red. Glassine dust jacket. Housed in a paper slipcase covered in gold foil over red paper. Only minimal wear to the extremities. Glassine cover worn slightly at spine ends. Tissue guard at Preface loose. Small leather bookplate applied to front pastedown. Slipcase worn. Overall, a near fine copy of a rare Joyce publication.

    This publication also represents material later collected and published as Finnegans Wake.

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