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 ...

3 Volume Ulysses A Critical and Synoptic Edition James Joyce Hans Walter Gabler
3 Volume Ulysses A Critical and Synoptic Edition James Joyce Hans Walter Gabler
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Joyce James ULYSSES Oxford Franklin Library 1st Edition
Joyce James ULYSSES Oxford Franklin Library 1st Edition
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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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Ulysses by James Joyce 7th printing 4th Shakespeare and Co edition 1925 Paris
Ulysses by James Joyce 7th printing 4th Shakespeare and Co edition 1925 Paris
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LEATHER 1926 ULYSSES JAMES JOYCE SHAKESPEARE  COMPANY 1st EDITION 8th PRINTING
LEATHER 1926 ULYSSES JAMES JOYCE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 1st EDITION 8th PRINTING
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ULYSSES By JAMES JOYCE 1979 Franklin Library nice Illustrated by KENNETH FRANC
ULYSSES By JAMES JOYCE 1979 Franklin Library nice Illustrated by KENNETH FRANC
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