James Joyce signed copies go under the hammer

If there was ever any doubt about just how valuable an investment in signed first editions can be, the numbers associated with James Joyce signed copies in an upcoming  Bonhams auction on June 24th should put paid to them. The books come from the library of  a “deceased Irish collector” who lived in the United States and include gems such as a signed first edition of Ulysses and a rare Henri Matisse illustrated edition.

First editions: 'Ulysses' signed by James Joyce, (€82000-€110000)
Irish Times, on Fri, 12 Jun 2015

The top lot is a first edition copy of Ulysses, published in Paris in 1922, and estimated at £60,000-£80,000 (€82,000-€110,000). The copy is catalogued as “First Edition, Number 282 of 750 copies on ‘hand-made paper’, from an edition limited to 1,000 copies” and is inscribed: “To Lewis Galantière James Joyce Paris 11 February 1922”. ...

Rare Henri Matisse-Illustrated Edition Of Ulysses Under The Hammer
ArtLyst, on Thu, 11 Jun 2015

Another notable lot in the auction includes a signed first edition of Ulysses, which was given to Lewis Galantiere, an American translator of French literature, who was living in Paris when he met the Irish author. The February 11, 1922 copy, which is ...

James Joyce Ulysses 1st USA print Two Worlds Monthly All 11 vols 1927 NF
James Joyce Ulysses 1st USA print Two Worlds Monthly All 11 vols 1927 NF
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ULYSSES RE SET EDITION FROM 1960 BY JAMES JOYCE
ULYSSES RE SET EDITION FROM 1960 BY JAMES JOYCE
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James Joyce Ulysses finely bound copy of the first edition ninth printing
James Joyce Ulysses finely bound copy of the first edition ninth printing
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James Joyce ULYSSES hardback Folio Society 1998 1st print Paladino illustrated
James Joyce ULYSSES hardback Folio Society 1998 1st print Paladino illustrated
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ULYSSES JAMES JOYCE 1st American Ed 1st Print Fair 1986 Hardcover no DJ
ULYSSES JAMES JOYCE 1st American Ed 1st Print Fair 1986 Hardcover no DJ
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James Joyce Ulysses 1934 1st American Edition 2nd Printing Bloom Dubliners Irish
James Joyce Ulysses 1934 1st American Edition 2nd Printing Bloom Dubliners Irish
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