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James Augustine Joyce was born in Dublin on 2nd February 1882 and died following a perforated ulcer in 1941. There is already more than enough written about James Joyce so I do not intend to further exacerbate the problem nor indeed could the confines of this page begin to do justice to his life and work. Suffice is to say that as one of the most highly regarded authors he is similarly regarded by collectors. First editions, especially in jackets, are rare and highly sought after.
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Two Essays
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
Pink wraps
Gerrard Bros, Dublin [1901]

Holy Office
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing Private Print [1904-5]

Chamber Music
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
500 copies
Elkin Matthews 1907

Dubliners
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
746 copies same sheets as US edition
Grant Richards 1914

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
750 copies from US sheets
Egoist Press, London [1917]

Exiles
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing Grant Richards 1918

Ulysses
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
1,000 copies in blue wraps
Copies 1-100 handmade paper signed by author
Copies 101-250 printed on Verges d'Arches
Copies 251-1000 printed on standard white paper
Shakespeare, Paris Feb 1922
Second Printing
2,000 copies, blue wraps
Egoist Press Oct 1922
Third Printing
500 copies but most destroyed
Egoist Press 1923
Fourth Printing Shakespeare Paris 1924
First Revised Edition
Limited Edition, 25 copies, signed by author
Two Volume Ediiotn - grey card covers
One volume thin paper edition
Odyssey Press 1932
First US Edition
Copyright edition, 100 copies
Trade edition, hardcover with DJ
Random House 1934 [Jan 1935]
Matisse Edition
250 copies signed by Joyce and Matisse
1,250 copies signed by Matisse alone
Hardcover in a slip case
US Limited Editions Club 1935
First Authorised UK Edition
1-100 coies, bound in vellum, slipcase and signed by James Joyce
101-1000 copies, bound in buckram with DJ
Hardcover in a slip case
Bodley Head 1936

Pomes Penyeach
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
errata slip to rear
Shakespeare, Paris 1927
First UK Printing
25 copies signed and numbered by Joyce
Obelisk - printed in France 1931
First UK Trade Printing
Wrappers
Faber 1933

Tales Told of Shem and Shaun
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
100 signed copies, Japenese vellum
500 trade copies in slip case
Black Sun Press, Paris 1929
First UK Printing
as Two Tales of Shem and Shaun
Faber, London 1932

Anna Livia Plurabelle
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
Tissue DJ
Faber, London 1930

James Clarence Mangan
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
Orig, 1902 , Dublin 40 private copies
Ulysses Bookshop, London 1930

Ibsen's New Drama
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing
Orig, 1900 , Dublin 40 private copies
Ulysses Bookshop, London 1930

Haveth Childers Everywhere
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
100 copies signed in slipcase
85 writers copies
500 trade copies
Fountain Press, NY 1930
First UK Printing
Cloth
Faber, London 1931

The Mimie od Mick, Nick and the Maggies
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
29 copies signed by James and Lucinda Joyce in slipcase
Servire Press, The Hague 1934
First UK Printing
1,000 copies in slipcase
Servire/Faber, London 1934

Collected Poems
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
50 signed copies, vellum in slip case
750 trade copies in slipcase
Black Sun Press, USA 1936

Storiella as She is Syung
 
Printing Publisher Date
First Printing
25 signed copies in slipcase
150 trade copies in slipcase
Corvinus 1937

Finnegans Wake
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing Faber, London 1939
First Signed Edition
310 signed copies for the US
115 signed copies for the UK
Faber/Viking 1939

Stephen Hero
 
Printing Publisher Date
First UK Printing Cape, London 1944

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