London: The Folio Society, 2004. [Modern Literature] FINELY BOUND LIMITED EDITION. Octavo (27 x 20cm), pp.xxii; 735 . With 18 etchings in black and gold by Paladino, corresponding to one for each hour of the story. Also featuring an introduction by Jacques Aubert. Number 150 of 1760 copies published on 16th June 2004 to mark the centenary of the day on which the action of the book is set. Bound in full turquoise goatskin to a design by Jeff Clements, a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. Top edge gilt, with gold endpapers, presented in the publisher's black clamshell box with gilt titles to spine. A fine copy of the book, with just a touch of sunning to the box spine, and other light marks and wear to the box. Near fine overall. This experimentalist novel, retelling Homer's 'Odyssey' in a contemporary setting within the course of a single day, introduced Joyce's now infamous use of complex stream-of-consciousness interior monologues. Love or loathe it, 'Ulysses' has been described as the most important novel in the English language. First published in 1922, the novel went through numerous printings, creating new errors in the text as the original printing mistakes were corrected. This edition is a facsimile of the 1926 second edition by Shakespeare and Company, and reproduces Paladino's etchings for the first time following the limited edition of 1994 by Bernd Klüser. Item #61062
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