Limited Issue Copy of Ulysses and Book of Poetical Works Presented to Ernest Shackleton Highlight Potter & Potter Auctions’ Upcoming SaleOct 20, 2022 10:00 CDT
An influential writer of his times, James Joyce (1882 – 1941) is well known for his avant-garde works, including the landmark novel Ulysses. In this Modernist story, Joyce draws parallels between the protagonist of the novel and the hero of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. A copy of Ulysses’ first English edition is a key highlight of the upcoming Potter & Potter Auctions event. It is one of the 100 copies on mold-made paper signed by the Irish novelist. From a total edition of 1,000 copies, this one was reserved for presentation by the author. Published by Bodley Head in England, it is considered the most striking edition of Joyce’s masterworks.
Another noteworthy book of poetical works has two volumes in one with the early half having olive green leather gilt. It was presented to Ernest Shackleton and the officers of the Nimrod by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. The book has flyleaves with quotes by famous authors, including the ones by Shackleton’s favorite author, Robert Browning. The Antarctic explorer cherished poetry, and his love for Browning’s works has been finely documented by journalist Harold Begbie. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Potter & Potter Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (589)
# of Lots:589
Price Range:$200 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Joyce, James (1882–1941) Ulysses London: John Lane’s Bodley Head, 1937|| Estimate: |
|Shackleton, Ernest (1874–1922)]. –– Browning, Robert (1812–1889) Poetical Works of… London: Smith and Elder, 1906.|| Estimate: |
|Audubon, John James (1785–1851) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York: George R. Lockwood, || Estimate: |
|Aristotle (384–322 BCE) Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498|| Estimate: |
|Tennyson, Lord Alfred (1809-1892) The Charge of the Light Brigade|| Estimate: |