JAMES JOYCE AND THE MAKING OF ULYSSES, by Frank Budgen - 1934 [1st U.S. edition ]
James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses
by Frank Budgen
with illustrations by the author
First U.S. edition. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Cream cloth covers are mostly clean, with indigo titles.
- Boards show a smudge at back cover, ding to opening edge, some edgewear. Corners are frayed. See photos.
- Spine has indigo text and is bright with softened and frayed ends.
- Binding is firm.
- Pastedowns and feps are gently toned.
- Frontispiece, a portrait of Joyce, is present.
- Ex libris The Rosenbach Museum and Library; bookplate on front pastedown.
- Illustrations are bright and clear.
- Interior is gently age-toned. Pencil mark in margin at page 75. See photos.
- Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, are inked along head.
325 pages. 5.5 x 8 inches
Frank Budgen (1882-1971) was a painter and writer and acquaintance of James Joyce. Joyce and Budgen spent much of World War I in Zurich, where they shared similar social circles of artists, writers and musicians. In Budgen's 1934 memoir, James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses, Budgen writes about discussing aesthetic matters with Joyce. Joyce scholar Clive Hart wrote about Budgen that, even late in life, when Budgen was in the company of friends one could see "most clearly the vigorous, intelligent, endlessly curious man whom Joyce had known." (Wiki)
Illustrated with four drawings to Ulysses by Budgen.
PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned by The Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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