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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. by  James Joyce - Signed First Edition - 1916 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 109550)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

by Joyce, James

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London: The Egoist Ltd, 1916. First English edition, one of approximately 750 copies of Joyce's classic stream-of-consciousness work, his first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Beatrice Randegger. James Joyce. 25 Novembre 1919. Trieste." The recipient was a private student's of Joyce in Italy. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, which describes the formative years of the life of Stephen Dedalus. It was published first in book format in 1916 by B. W. Huebsch, New York. The first British edition was published by the Egoist Press in February 1917. Chosen by Modern Library as one of 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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Joyce's A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical work. It tells of the intellectual, religious, and philosophical awakening of the main character, Stephen Dedalus as he rebels against the conventions in which he has been raised and leaves home to pursue his artistic ambition.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
109550
Title
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Author
Joyce, James
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Egoist Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1916
Keywords
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man First Edition, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce First Edition

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Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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