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JOYCE, James. Two tales of shem and shaun: fragments from work in progress.

London. Faber and Faber, [1932]. First English edition.
8vo. 45pp, [1]. Original publisher's powder blue paper boards, lettered in dark blue, printed orange paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper priceclipped, rubbed, marked, and chipped, naive orange paper repairs to verso at head and foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
The first English edition of two short stories by Joyce, 'Mookse and the Gripes' and 'The Ondt and the Gracehoper', reprinted from the original limited edition published in Paris by Black Sun Press. The two pieces were eventually incorporated into Joyce's avant-garde novel, Finnegan's Wake.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21483