Advance call for subscription purchases of Sylvia Beach's project to print the first edition of Ulysses after publishers in the United States had been convicted of obscenity for serializing it.
About fine overall.
Prospectus for ULYSSES
"ULYSSES suppressed four times during the serial publication in 'The Little Review' will be published by 'SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY' complete as written."
ULYSSES first saw print in the modernist literary magazine THE LITTLE REVIEW, edited by Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap. Midway through their serialization, issues of the magazine were seized and the editors were brought to trial in the fall of 1920. When they were convicted, ULYSSES was abandoned, only about half of it published. This disaster led to the now iconic publication of the book by Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare & Company, advertised before publication here.
The prospectus lists the 1000 copies as we know them today: 100 copies, signed by Joyce, "on Dutch hand made paper" (350 francs); 150 copies "on vergé d'Arches" (250 francs); and 750 copies "on hand made paper" (150 francs). While the announcement says ULYSSES will be published in "Autumn of 1921, " it was not released until February of 1922.
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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, . Full title: ULYSSES by James Joyce will be published in the autumn of 1921 by "Shakespeare and Company" — Sylvia Beach — 8.75'' x 6.5''. Single sheet folded in half.  pages: printed publisher's device on front cover; "Advance Press Notices" and a tipped-in portrait of Joyce; details of publication; order form on rear cover. One small spot on front cover, gently toned edges: else beautiful.
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