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My Official Wife [Stanislaus Joyce's Copy]

My Official Wife [Stanislaus Joyce's Copy] by SAVAGE, Colonel R H; [Stanislaus Joyce] (1891)
Author: SAVAGE, Colonel R H; [Stanislaus Joyce]
Title: My Official Wife [Stanislaus Joyce's Copy]
Year: 1891
Publisher: Tauchnitz
Place: Leipzig; Germany
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £400
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Stanislaus Joyce's copy, inscribed by him presumably in Triests where he shared lodgings with his brother James Joyce.

Black textured cloth binding, presumed to be a mid twentieth century rebind, gilt spine lettering; original pastedowns laid down at either end of the small format Tauchnitz imprint - 15x11cm. Browning to paper stock which has become brittle with small loss to upper margins of the contents and two subsequent leaves. Short tape repair to foreedge of page 33: this is a book which has been valued for a long time.

Stanislaus Joyce has written his name in black ink at the head of the half-title. There are no further annotations to the book but a small ink blot in the margin of page 27, suggesting that it was read with pen in hand.

It was in 1905 that Stanislaus Joyce (1884-1955) joined his brother James Joyce's household in Trieste where the brothers shared ideas and books. While in Trieste James Joyce completed Dubliners, a second version of Chamber Music and he started to work on Exiles, and on the novel Ulysses that would finally make his name. This title does not appear among the known catalogue lists of James Joyce's library. pp 278
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