Thursday, 5 May 2016

Ulysses - signed by Beckett

There are many copies of Ulysses signed by its author, some of them for sale at eye-watering prices on But this is something else: an insanely covetable association copy. It's like owning a photograph of Sean Connery signed by Roger Moore (or vice versa). 

Joyce, James.
Published by Random House, New York (1948)
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed

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From: TBCL The Book Collector's Library (Montreal, QC, Canada)

Item Description: Random House, New York, 1948. Modern Library Reprint. Joyce, James. ULYSSES. Samuel Beckett Presentation Copy. Joyce Signature. New York. Random House, 1948. The Modern Library Edition, later printing. 8vo., 768pp. Sea-green cloth. A near fine copy in a very good modestly restored black dustwrapper. This copy of James Joyce's Ulysses from the library of Ray DaBoll, considered one of the most talented calligraphers & designers in America, inscribed by Beckett on the title-page in black ink: "On his birthday and yours / Sam Beckett / Feb 2 (Groundhog Day)" - Making reference to James Joyce's birthday (February 2nd - Groundhog Day). There are Beckett inscription & than there are Beckett inscriptions - This elegant display of Beckett Brain Works, the latter, with Ray DaBoll's bookplate on the front pastedown. In addition, a fine example of Joyce's signature tipped to the front free endpaper. A Clever Beckett Presentation - Superb Association Copy - Fine Joyce Signature. In a custom TBCL Modern Clamshell Case. Punxsutawney Phil says. "It's our Birthday - This is a nifty gift". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 32551

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