Haveth Childers Everywhere. Fragment from Work in Progress.

By: JOYCE, James.

Price: $10,000.00

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4to. 72, [1], [1] pp. Original printed wrappers, glassine dust-jacket, in original green-over-gilt paper-backed slipcase; spine slightly darkened, glassine spine head faintly chipped, lacks chemise. Bookplate of ODD [Olga Drexel Dahlgren] designed by Rockwell Kent. Near fine. SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE LIMITED FIRST EDITION—this number 92 of 100 copies (of a total 685) printed on imperial hand-made iridescent Japan paper, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. OLGA DREXEL DAHLGREN'S COPY: LOVER OF ROCKWELL KENT – IN ORIGINAL SLIP-CASE. Haveth Childers Everywhere is a "fragment of Work in Progress [the working title of what was to become Finnegans Wake] first published in June 1930 by Henry Babou and Jack Kahane in Paris and by the Fountain Press in New York. It comprises the last part of chapter 3 in Book III of Finnegans Wake (FW 532.1-554.10). According to Richard Ellmann, Joyce composed an advertisement for the first British edition, published by Faber and Faber in 1931: 'Humptydump Dublin squeaks through his norse/ Humptydump Dublin hath a horrible vorse/ And with all his kinks english/ Plus his irismanx brogues/ Humptydump Dublin's grandada of all rogues" (Fargnoli & Gillespie, p. 101). "Haveth Childers Everywhere would first be published in Paris by Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, for an advance of 25,000 francs, but much of their stock was bought by Wells for the Fountain press. . . .Reviewing [the book] in the New Statesman, G. W. Stonier called Joyce 'one of the very few great writers of our time' who deserved 'not a little admiration.' Haveth Childers Everywhere he thought 'a collector's piece, beautifully printed and bound, but, to me at least, almost completely unintelligible'" (Bowker, p. 398). PROVENANCE: Olga Drexel Dahlgren (1898-1970) was a "daughter of Philadelphia banking heiress and New York society grande dame Lucy Wharton Drexel (1867-1944) and Eric Bernard Dahlgren, Sr., and the granddaughter of Lucy Wharton (1841-1912) and the New York and Philadelphia banker and philanthropist Joseph William Drexel (1833-1888). . . .In the late 1920s Miss Dahlgren was romantically linked to acclaimed artist, author, and political activist Rockwell Kent. Kent is well known for his oeuvre in American bookplate design; over the course of more than fifty years Kent designed for individuals and institutions some 160 bookplates and secured the patronage of the haute bourgeoisie to become the court bookplate artist to the aristocracy of American tastemakers, including Arthur Sulz" (Blocksy, description of property for sale, available on-line). REFERENCES: Begnal, Michael H. Joyce and the City: The Significance of Place. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2002; Bowker, Gordon. James Joyce: A New Biography. New York: Macmillan, 2012; Deming, Robert [ed.]. James Joyce. Vol. 2: 1928-41. London: Routledge, 2002. Fargnoli, A. Nicholas, and Michael Patrick Gillespie. Critical Companion to James Joyce: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Infobase, 2006. First Edition.

Title: Haveth Childers Everywhere. Fragment from Work in Progress.

Author Name: JOYCE, James.

Categories: Literature Irish,

Publisher: Paris:, Henry Babou & Jack Kahane, Fountain Press, 1930.: 1930

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1873

Keywords: Literature Irish