Hard Cover. New York: The Viking Press, 1968. First Edition. Fine.
First edition. Publisher's gray paper-covered boards and red cloth spine, paper label; matching gray paper slipcase. Facsimile of the manuscript, including four full-scale facsimile pages folded in. Fine book; in slipcase with a small smudge to rear board, perhaps from the removal of a sticker, else fine. Written in 1914 and published posthumously, this sixteen-page prose poem finds Joyce exploring his infatuation with an unnamed woman in a series of disjointed but lyrical passages. This publication preserves the author's original handwriting in facsimile, allowing the reader an unusual and more intimate perspective on Joyce's words. Notably, the writing style of this work alludes to what would become the distinctly Joycean use of internal monologue prominent in the author's famous modernist novel, Ulysses (1922).