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Two Tales of Shem and Shaun by James Joyce first edition 1932

Two Tales of Shem and Shaun by James Joyce first edition 1932

£175.00Price

London: Faber & Faber (1932). 8vo., mint cloth boards, decorated with blue lettering to the spine, with the original dust jacket; pp. 45 +[3]; A very good copy. The jacket hasn't been price clipped and is without loss. It has a tear to the bottom edge of the back panel and two short tears to the bottom edge of the front panel. There is minor wear to the spine ends. The upper board has a smattering of foxing marks. The spine ends have some light wear. 

 

The first UK edition of Joyce's two short tales that would go on to make an appearance in Finnegans Wake in 1939. [Slocum & Cahoon A37] 

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