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    Sale 2387 | Lot 94
    Price Realized: $10,625With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2387 Lot 94

      LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. JOYCE, JAMES; and MATISSE, HENRI. Ulysses. Introduction by Stuart Gilbert. 26 plates by Matisse including 6 soft-ground etchings and reproductions on blue and yellow paper. Folio, brown buckram stamped in gold with bas-relief design by Leroy Appleton, spine darkened, cover image moderately rubbed; endpapers foxed and toned, small stain to fore edge, top edges trimmed and speckled; lacks slipcase; Duschenes bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. New York, 1935

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      one of only 250 copies signed by both joyce and matisse. this is number 1235 from the total edition of 1500. Sold to members of the Limited Editions Club, all 1500 were signed in pencil by Matisse and sold for $10; randomly numbered copies were additionally signed in pen by Joyce at a slightly higher price of $15. The six Matisse etchings, with their accompanying sketches, depict the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe and Ithaca episodes of Homer's classic poem rather than the events in Joyce's novel as the artist admittedly did not read the work.--Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, pages 35, 61; The American Livre de Peintre 32; Slocum A22; The Artist and the Book 197.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,625