Ulysses – With An Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations By Henri Matisse
Quarto, xv, , 363pp., [7pp]. Brown cloth, gilt title on spine, embossed design on cover. Top edge sprinkled brown, edges uncut. Publishers original slipcase, near fine, light wear and soiling to title face. Contains twenty-six plates, six etchings and twenty illustrated plates, all by Matisse and printed by hand. This copy is signed by Henri Matisse and author James Joyce on the limitation page.
Comments: In the early 1930s, Henri Matisse was paid $5000 by Limited Edition Club founder George Macy to do twenty-six full page etchings for Ulysses. Many believe that he never read the novel before beginning the compositions. This limited edition run of 1,500 copies were all signed by artist Henri Matisse, but only 250 were also signed by author James Joyce. An excellent copy.
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