New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1986. Limited Edition. Handsome edition of Joyce's first book of prose, which together with Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) and Hemingway's In Our Time (1924), ranks among the finest collections of short fiction produced in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection's fifteen stories, written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, portray a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle-class life in Dublin; arranged chronologically, the collection begins with stories of youth, and culminates in the masterfully-written story "The Dead." With an introduction by novelist and professor Thomas Flanagan. Item #6076
One of 1,000 numbered copies specially bound and signed by Ballagh and Flanagan, this being copy no.573. Thick quarto (28.5cm); beige linen and dark green Nigerian Oasis goat, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; publisher's original felt-lined slipcase; xxii,289,pp, with frontispiece and photogravures by Robert Ballagh throughout the text. Hint of sunning to spine, else Fine in a Fine slipcase, with the publisher's letter folded and laid in.