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    Two Handsome and Rare Black Sun Press
    Editions of James Joyce, Each in
    the Rare Original Glassine

    James Joyce. Collected Poems of James Joyce. New York: The Black Sun Press, 1936. First edition, limited to 800 copies. This is also the first American edition of Pomes Penyeach and the first edition of Ecce Puer. Small octavo. [1, half-title], [1, blank], lxv, [1, colophon] pages. With portrait frontispiece in crayon by Augustus John inserted. Printed white paper over boards, original glassine protective wrapper. Minor toning and wear to glassine, else fine. Housed in later slipcase. [Together With:] Tales Told of Shem and Shaun Three Fragments from Work in Progress. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. First edition, one of 500 copies on Holland Van Gelder Zonen (out of a total edition of 650). Octavo. [14], xvi, 64 pages. Publisher's original printed wrappers with original glassine and slipcase (slipcase is in red suede paper and gilt-edged, which, according to Slocum and Cahoon, was intended for the Japanese Vellum copies). Some light wear and soiling to slipcase. Some rubbing and toning to glassine, minor foxing to wrappers. Still, a fine copy. Housed in later cloth slipcase.
    Slocum and Cahoon 36, 44.


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