Paris, France: Published for the Egoist Press, by John Rodker, 1922. First English Edition, Limited 1/2000. Leather-bound. Though actually printed by Maurice Darantiere at Dijon, France.). One of 2000 copies, without errata. Top edge gilt. Beautifully rebound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath, England, with original blue wrappers bound in at rear. Limited, numbered edition: #1091 of 2000 copies printed. Printed on handmade paper. 732 pp. Signed Binding. Housed in a rather utilitarian, later marbled slipcase. Fine. Item #84910
Paris; Rodker, 1st. English Edition (Printed in France) 2000 copies, without errata, original blue wrappers bound in at end in full and luxurious, blue morocco. Top Edge Gilt. Paris/London. No 1091. Published just eight months after Sylvia Beach (Shakespeare and Compay) printed the very first edition, printed by the same printer (Maurice Darantiere), using the same printing plates.
From the library of Richard Hayward - Ulster Author.[Printed on Hand Made Paper] Slip case. Bound by Bayntun Riviere, Bath. Orodkerne of the most important literary works of the Twentieth-Century. Magnificent, evocative, symphonic language! Have many sung it better?
"... the day I got him to propose to me yes first I gave him the bit of seedcake out of my mouth and it was leapyear like now yes 16 years ago my God after that long kiss I near lost my breath yes he said was a flower of the mountain yes so we are flowers all a woman’s body yes that was one true thing he said in his life and the sun shines for you today yes that was why I liked him because I saw he understood or felt what a woman is and I knew I could always get round him and I gave him all the pleasure I could leading him on till he asked me to say yes and I wouldn’t answer first only looked out over the sea and the sky I was thinking of so many things he didn’t know of..."
Molly Bloom's Soliloquy.