EXILES: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS. James Joyce.

EXILES: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1918. First American Edition. Sharp copy of Joyce's only extant play, issued the same day as the English edition published by Grant Richards (May 25, 1918). Exiles was a poor seller; according to a December 10, 1921 letter from B.W. Huebsch to Grant Richards, "the total sales to October 10, 1921 were 388 copies - not enough to earn the advance paid on the book" (Slocum & Cahoon, p.23). Slocum & Cahoon A15. Item #4854

First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); vertically-striped gray paper over dark green twill cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and embossed onto upper front cover; [vi],154pp. Upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp), trivial wear to extremities, else a fresh, Near Fine copy, lacking the scarce dustjacket.

Price: $375.00

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