Sale 17BP02 | Lot 193

JOYCE, JAMES Single typescript leaf, consisting of page 23 from the printer's typescript manuscript for Chapter Twelve of Ulysses.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 193
JOYCE, JAMES Single typescript leaf, consisting of page 23 from the printer's typescript manuscript for Chapter Twelve of Ulysses.
Accompanied by a note on Shakespeare and Company stationery, with a handwritten inscription by Sylvia Beach describing the leaf, initialed S.B. Zurich and Paris: July 1919-late September 1921. Carbon copy of typed sheet, verso blank, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (27.5 x 21.7 cm), 55 lines in single-space, numbered 23 by the typist at the center of the upper margin and similarly in pencil in the lower left margin, with a stamped number ("71") in the upper right corner, printer's note ["G. locker"?] at upper left in pencil with approximately sixty-five words in Joyce's hand written in black ink (and with many smaller emendations). Somewhat foxed and with slight soiling, folded horizontally at the center (as with the University of Buffalo leaves), with two small tears clear of the text in the right margin, one with a small paper loss, two small nicks in upper margin, a few minor creases.
This is one of nine leaves noted by the University of Buffalo Library as not present in their typescript printer's manuscript for Chapter 12, the "Cyclops" episode, denoted by them as V.B.10.a.i (using the designation of Peter Spielberg and Luca Crispi).
The text of this leaf begins "-Gold cup, says he." and ends ..."the green flag to the fore." Buffalo holds 24 loose sheets from the chapter: all are carbon copies on thin typing paper, as in this example. They note that the sheets were prepared from the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript in Zurich in July 1919 (itself prepared from Joyce's notebooks), and that they were proofread by Joyce in preparation for the proposed The Little Review publication of this chapter in black ink, and again revised by him in late September 1921 (also in black ink) for final publication, so that there are two generations of Joyce's holographic corrections and additions present. This is the leaf from which Maurice Darantière, the printer of the Shakespeare and Company first edition of Ulysses would have worked. There are four substantive textual additions by Joyce, together with many corrections of spelling and syntax. The central horizontal fold, dimensions and the three types of numeration noted are all diagnostic for this recension of the manuscript. Portions of the printer's typescript appear very infrequently on the market. Provenance:
James Joyce to Sylvia Beach
Sylvia Beach to Holly Beach Dennis
Holly Beach Dennis to Frederic Beach Dennis


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