Buy a Matisse-Illustrated Copy of Ulysses Signed by Both the Artist and Joyce

There’s a signed edition of Ulysses with illustrations by Henri Matisse for sale from Manhattan Rare Book Company for $30,000. Back in 1935, the American publisher George Macey paid Matisse a $5,000 commission to do etchings for the book. The story goes that both Joyce and Matisse were to sign 1500 copies of the edition, but after Joyce found out that Matisse didn’t actually read his book, and had based the drawings instead on Homer’s The Odyssey, which lends the novel its basic structure, the author only signed 250 copies.
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