James Joyce's Ulysses: John Quinn Draft Manuscript of the 'Circe' Episode; Thursday 14 December 2000; Sale Number 9548A
Christie's, New York, 2000, Illustrated Wraps, , , Near Fine
43 pp. Sale 9548, Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, a special offprint of lot 232, Joyce's manuscript of the 'Circe' episode, which sold for $1,546,000. One fold-out page, showing blurred photographs of the manuscript. Draw your own conclusions about the Joyce estate. Several interesting photos of Joyce, unblurred. A beautiful photo of Joyce Pound, Ford Maddox Ford, and John Quinn, to whom the ms. belonged. Description; The John Quinn--James Joyce Connection; The Difficult Birth of 'Crice'; The Multiple Incarnations of 'That Bloody Circe'; The Quinn Draft--Structure and Text; Concordance Between Quinn Draft Text and Gabler 1984 Text; List of Works Consulted. 'Another list, pencilled in a neat column on the same page contains material used in another episode of Ulysses. His list reads ''business / bibles / bulldog / battleships / buggery bishops''; to the right he has added ''battledogs / bibles / Business / Barnum.'' This alliterative list is then recast horizontally at the bottom of the page: ''Beer beef battledog bible / [lined out] business barnum buggerum bishop.'