A sealed copy of the fabulous signed numbered deluxe leather-bound limited edition from The Folio Society to celebrate the centenary of the release in book form of this masterpiece by Irish author, writer and poet James Joyce (1882 - 1941). Ulysses' was published in parts over the course of nearly 3 years as a serial in the American journal'The Little Review', before Sylvia Beach first published it in book form in Paris on Joyce's 40th birthday. Ulysses' published by The Folio Society in London in 2022 originally, 1st edition thus in this format, introduction by John Vernon Lord, who is also the illustrator; introductory essays by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon, and Stacey Herbert.In As New sealed unread condition. Still within the paper wrapping as supplied by The Folio Society. Photos 1-3 are of the book in this listing; photos 4 onwards are stock images to show the binding and internal imagery. A very heavy volume weighing 4.7kg unpacked. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies signed by John Vernon Lord - this copy is number 53/500 as shown by the Folio Society label on the box. Bound in green calfskin leather blocked in gold foil. 768 pages of text set in Dante and printed on Munken Pure paper. Printed in two colours throughout. Frontispiece and 18 full-page colour illustrations printed on Natural Evolution Ivory paper. Two green grosgrain ribbon markers. Book measures 11.4in x 8in. Print by John Vernon Lord presented in a folder featuring a design by the artist. Presentation c lamshell box covered in red cloth inset with a printed label and blocked in gold foil - measures 12.5in × 9in x 3.5in. This is a very heavy volume at over 4.7kg packed weight. This centenary limited edition follows the most authoritative text to date. By incorporating Joyce's later revisions and corrections they have created, as nearly as possible, the. That James Joyce wanted to have published. The edition includes an essay by the editors detailing their methodology, while Joyce expert and fine-press exhibition curator Stacey Herbert has written a superb short history of the publication of this landmark novel. Joyce devotee and multi-award-winning artist John Vernon Lord described working on this limited edition as'a humbling experience'. His series of 19 extraordinary colour illustrations and exclusive print are complemented by a new binding design and a portrait of Joyce, which is inset as a printed label on the clamshell box. Lord's fascinating introductory essay illuminates the meanings, symbols, events and inspirations behind each illustration - his work a visual guide through the complex narrative.
Exciting, challenging, moving but never solemn. Is an extraordinary book that takes place over the course of 24 hours in Dublin at the dawn of the 20th century. Leopold Bloom is Joyce's Ulysses and the 18 episodes in the novel loosely parallel the journey of Homer's protagonist, as Bloom makes his way through the city, and home to his wife and son; each character wrestling with their flaws and failings, before ultimately confronting their relationships with each other. For seven years I have been working at this book - blast it!Wrote James Joyce in a letter in 1920. What had started out as a short story entitled'Ulysses in Dublin', intended as a rounding-off for. Had taken him over completely. May take place in a single day in a single city, but it teems with zestful humanity. By the end of his journey, Joyce had created a masterpiece.
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