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 ...

Marilyn French Book as World James Joyces Ulysses 1976 First Edition 306336
Marilyn French Book as World James Joyces Ulysses 1976 First Edition 306336
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ULYSSES James Joyce FIRST EDITION 9th Printing ART DECO Leather Binding Classics
ULYSSES James Joyce FIRST EDITION 9th Printing ART DECO Leather Binding Classics
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Vintage 1934 Ulysses James Joyce 1st American Edition First Printing HC
Vintage 1934 Ulysses James Joyce 1st American Edition First Printing HC
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Ulysses James Joyce Folio Society 2008 Limited Edition
Ulysses James Joyce Folio Society 2008 Limited Edition
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Giacomo Joyce James Joyce  Susan Weil Ulysses Dubliners Proust Kafka
Giacomo Joyce James Joyce Susan Weil Ulysses Dubliners Proust Kafka
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Ulysses Facsimile of 1922 First Edition by Joyce James
Ulysses Facsimile of 1922 First Edition by Joyce James
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