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    Two First Editions from Joyce's
    Fragments from a Work in Progress

    James Joyce. Two Tales of Shem and Shaun. London: Faber and Faber, [1932]. First British edition. Small octavo. 45, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's green paper over boards, spine lettered in blue, original unclipped dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit dull, some chipping, a few tears, and minor wear to jacket, spine of binding sunned, minor rubbing and soiling to binding, light foxing in text. Overall, very good. Housed in later slipcase. [Together with:] James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1934. First edition, one of 1,000 copies (copy number 545). Octavo. 77 pages. Original wrappers, acetate dust jacket. Housed in the rare original plain cardboard slipcase. Spine of binding toned, some rubbing and minor occasional toning to binding, acetate somewhat wrinkled and chipped (mainly at spine), slipcase worn and somewhat soiled, with two portions of one panel chipped. Overall, a near fine copy. Housed in later custom-built slipcase.
    Slocum and Cahoon 37, 43.

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