Easton Press 1996 "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Very Fine]

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Easton Press "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound (Very Fine)
Easton Press "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound (Very Fine)
Easton Press "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound (Very Fine)
Easton Press "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound (Very Fine)
Easton Press "Ulysses" James Joyce, Leather Bound (Very Fine)
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1996. James Joyce "Ulysses". Illustrated by Henri Matisse. A luxurious leather bound collector's edition. This volume is a reproduction of the issue from the Limited Editions Club 1935 with the illustrations by Henri Matisse. This is the first printing by Easton Press in 1996 limited to 1000 copies. This is number 257. The first printing of this reproduction by Easton Press and not the 1999 printing.


James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Blooms voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its Modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, Ulysses offers the reader a life-changing experience.

About the Author

Born in Dublin in modest circumstances, James Joyce (1882 - 1941) spent most of his life abroad, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. His writings, however, mainly center on Dublin - most famously Ulysses, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. He pioneered and perfected avant-garde prose techniques that saw him rise to the rank of one of Europe's foremost Modernists.


"Ulysses will immortalize its author with the same certainty that Gargantua immortalized Rabelais and The Brothers Karamazov immortalized Dostoevsky. . . . It comes nearer to being the perfect revelation of a personality than any book in existence." --New York Times

"To my mind one of the most significant and beautiful books of our time." --Gilbert Seldes, in The Nation

"Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism." --Amazon.com Review

"Talk about understanding 'feminine psychology'--I have never read anything to surpass it, and I doubt if I have ever read anything to equal it." --Arnold Bennett

"In the last pages of the book, Joyce soars to such rhapsodies of beauty as have probably never been equaled in English prose fiction." --Edmund Wilson, in the New Republic


Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding. Most likely an unread book. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes.
Easton Press
Easton Press 1996
Leather Bound
Limited Edition (Reproduction)
Very Fine