Haveth Childers Everywhere

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Author: James Joyce
Title: Haveth Childers Everywhere
Publisher: Criterion Miscellany
Year of publication: 1931
Purchase cost: 1 shilling
Ownership: Not in ownership; seen in James Joyce Tower and Museum
General comments: This book was on display at the James Joyce Tower and Museum in Sandycove, Dublin, along with a fascinating collection of pictures, letters, illustrations, photographs, and all manner of things Joycean. According to the information card, Anna Livia Plurabelle and Haveth Childers Everywhere, both from the Criterion Miscellany (1930 and 1931), are ‘[t]wo fragments from Work in Progress, one of which is inscribed by Joyce to Samuel Beckett, who was his friend and helper. Joyce spent some time in London in 1931 arranging his marriage. Given to the Joyce Tower by Samuel Beckett, 1982.’
Transcription of inscription:
To
Samuel Beckett
with thanks for his help
James Joyce

London
10.1931
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman

Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard


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Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Title: Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
Publisher: W. Collins SonsIMG_0760
Year of publication: 1924
Ownership: Spotted in bookstore
General comments: I found this in Ulysses Rare Books, located on Duke Street in Dublin, while roaming around the city on Bloomsday 2016. Martin Pippin is one of my favourite books and I was so excited to find this gorgeous (and unaffordable) hardback in the Children’s Literature section complete with an endpapers inscription that I took a couple of quick snapshots on my phone. Unfortunately the store manager then asked me to stop, so I had to look up the publication details online later. The picture of the cover is sourced from ebay, which also informs me that the binding is suede and that the endpapers in this edition were illustrated by C. E. Brock. The inscription is from Hamlet, III.ii.157-60, spoken by the Player Queen. Martin Pippin is a fable about love, so these lines seem curiously appropriate to me (and make me want to reread the book).
Transcription of inscription: martin pippin cover
[in pencil]
[1924]
€195

Now what my love is, proof hath made you know,
And as my love is siz’d, my fear is so:
Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear;
Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.

SHAKESPEARE.
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman