Saturday, April 10, 2004

Joyce's letter to Heineman (see entry below)
sold for $59,000 at Christies ...

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Joyce Auction Tomorrow

The Quentin Keynes Collection of Books and
Manuscripts will be auctioned off tomorrow
and Thursday by Christies’s of London.
Rueters calls this “One of the most significant
collections of manuscripts, books and draw-
ings relating to James Joyce “…One item that’s
expected to bring in big bucks is an early letter
of Joyce’s. Written on September 23, 1905 to a
W. Heinemann offering up Dubliners for
publication. Heinemann passed.

Joyce wrote in the letter: “The book is not a
collection of tourist impressions but an attempt
to represent certain aspects of the life of one of
the European capitals.”

The auction is expected to be quite pricey. For
thenon-millionaires out there, remember: I still
have a rare copy of the limited edition James
Joyce Yearbook for sale. Buddenbrooks is selling
their copy for $800. I’d take half that.

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