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ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS by  James Joyce - First UK Edition - 1930 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 1750)

ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS

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ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS

by Joyce, James

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London: Faber & Faber, 1930. First UK Edition. An early published chapter of what would eventually become Finnegans Wake, published simultaneously in cloth and wrappers in an edition totalling 10,166 copies. Preceded by a signed limited edition published by Crosby Gaige. Slocum & Cahoon 33. First Impression, cloth issue. 12mo. (19.25cm); brown cloth over boards, with titles stamped in gilt on front cover; [4],5-32pp; with advertising insert for Joyce's gramophone reading of the final 4pp laid in, but lacking the other 2 inserts and the original publisher's glassine. Tiny NY booksellers ticket to rear pastedown, with foxing to endpapers, and a faint patch of rubbing to lower rear cover; Near Fine.

Synopsis

Finnegans Wake is a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce, significant for an experimental style and its resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of 17 years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work.

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1750
Title
ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS
Author
Joyce, James
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1930
Keywords
NOAMZ

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About Captain Ahab's Rare Books

Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines, manuscript and archival material.

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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]

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