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THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
1 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
2 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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