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James Joyce Autograph in a Book Auctions for $14,460 at NateDSanders.com Auctions

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James Joyce Autograph

A James Joyce autograph is very rare and collectible.  We at NateDSanders.com Auctions have only had two James Joyce autograph examples before.  Here are each James Joyce autograph items with descriptions, pictures and prices realized:

James Joyce Autograph and an Henri Matisse Autograph in a Scarce Limited Edition of “Ulysses”

Scarce copy of “Ulysses” rare book by James Joyce, illustrated by Henri Matisse. New York: The Limited Editions Club: 1935.  Number 297 of a limited edition run of 1500 copies.  One of only 250 such copies signed by both Joyce and Matisse.  Boldly signed by the author and illustrator on limitation page.  Full brown buckram boards with gilt embossing to front cover and backstrip.  Large octavo measures 9″ x 11.5″.  Volume runs 420pp. with an introduction by Stuart Gilbert and illustrations by Henri Matisse including 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings and six original soft-ground etchings.  In 1935 George Macy, founder of the fledgling Limited Editions Club, made the bold decision to commission Matisse to illustrate Joyce’s controversial and previously banned masterpiece, “Ulysses.”  Matisse, understanding that Joyce’s work parodied the original eighteen episodes of the “Odyssey,” chose to create his 26 full-page illustrations as actual illustrations of Homer’s original work.  Matisse later signed all 1500 of Macy’s limited edition, however, as legend has it, when Joyce realized that Matisse had been working from Homer’s “Odyssey” rather than his novel, he refused to sign any more than the 250 copies he had already signed making this double-signed edition exceedingly rare.  Rare book without original slipcase, else fine condition.  Sold for $14,460.

James Joyce Autograph

Scarce copy of “Ulysses” rare book by James Joyce, illustrated by Henri Matisse.

James Joyce Autograph from 1932 — Upon ”American Club of Paris” Register

James Joyce autograph on an ”American Club of Paris” guest register. Joyce finished his stream-of-consciousness masterpiece, ”Ulysses,” while living in Paris in the 1920’s. He signs an undated entry in the left column, between 17 and 24 March, ”James Joyce”. The American Club originated as the Benjamin Franklin Sunday dinners in Paris during the American Revolution, continuing with some wartime interruptions until the present. Joyce was among those who fled Paris in 1940. 10” x 8” page is beautifully matted and framed with a 3.5” x 5” image of Joyce to an overall size of 20” x 13”. Near fine.  Sold for $2,520.

James Joyce Autograph

James Joyce 1932 Signature — Upon ”American Club of Paris” Register

To auction, buy, consign or sell a James Joyce autograph, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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