Ulysses, James Joyce
First edition thus, signed by Matisse at the colophon. Illustrated with 6 etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by Matisse. Limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 1296.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Original publisher's brown cloth, gilt-decorated on front cover and spine, pp.xv, [iii], 363, . A very good copy. Minor shelfwear and rubbing to boards and front gilt, faint dampstain to upper portion of the rear cover and rear pastedown. Front hinge starting but still secure, foxing to top edge of text block. A beautiful publication and a landmark in the history of the illustrated book.