London and New York: Faber & Faber; Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Number 60 of a limited edition of 425 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by Joyce in green on the limitation page. This was a joint publication with the American and English publishers sharing the edition, with 300 for America and 125 for Britain.
Offered with the rare list of corrections published by Faber & Faber in 1945, "Corrections of Misprints in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - As Prepared by the Author after Publication of the First Edition". Issued 'for distribution to purchasers of Finnegans Wake', this is the correct first appearance of the complete list of corrections (Faber's issue precedes Viking's). See Slocum & Cahoon 47, 48. 8vo, 16pp. Staple bound.
8vo, 628pp. Original red buckram, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, foredge uncut. With the publisher's yellow cloth slipcase. The slipcase rubbed and marked, with the original paper label. The book very bright and clean, no perceptible fading of spine.
Slocum and Cahoon A49; Connolly, The Modern Movement 87; Burgess, 99 Novels: The Best in English Since 1939, p. 25. Very good + condition. Item #22781