First authorised American edition, first printing. Recently bound in full black goatskin with titles in gilt and red to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. Hand-sewn endbands, black endpapers. Housed in a bespoke felt lined cloth folding solander case. A fine copy.
A beautiful and elegantly presented first edition, published by Random House just one month after the United States lifted the ban on Joyce's masterpiece. The text is preceded by a foreword, synopsis of the District Court decision, and letter from Joyce to the head of Random House, Bennett Cerf, discussing the extraordinary controversy surrounding the publication of Ulysses. (Slocum A21).
Stock code: 18072