London, England: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First British Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, Forest Green boards with design featuring Eric Gill's design of a strung recurve bow to front board, in gilt. Beige dustjacket repeats design, in bright and beautiful red. Limited,numbered edition (#601 out of 900 copies) printed on Japon Vellum paper, and bound in Linen Buckram. Two corners very slightly nudged, and minor shelf rubbing to extremities. Top edge gilt, fore-edge and tail untrimmed. Light toning to both free endpapers. [xvi] 766 pp. Preliminary pages xiii to xvi, unopened. Dustjacket fully intact, with just a trifle of wear to extremities. Faint teardrop-shaped stain to dustjacket spine. Housed in sturdy publisher's beige companion slipcase, with contrasting black leather spine label ("Ulysses / Joyce"), ruled in gilt. Interior of slipcase patterned in brown, grey and white. Very Good Plus in Very Good Jacket. Item #84915
This eighth overall edition of Ulysses, preceded by: 1) Shakespeare and Company in Paris (February 1922, 1000 numbered copies); The Egoist Press, London (October, 1922 -- 2000 numbered copies, of which 500 copies were burned by the New York Post Office Authorities); The Egoist Press, London (January 1923 -- 500 numbered copies,of which 499 copies were seized by the Customs Authorities, Folkestone); Shakespeare and Company, Paris (January, 2024, Unlimited edition); The Odyssey Press, Paris, Hamburg, Bologna (December 1932, Unlimited Edition); Random House, New York (January 1934, Unlimited Edition); Limited Editions Club, New York (October, 1935 -- 1500 copies, illustrated and signed by Henri Matisse).