Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 766. Second printing of the second U.K. edition (first in U.K. was by the Egoist Press, 1922). Green cloth boards with gilt spine text and blind stamped bow on front board. Green jacket with black titling and bow design on spine. Slight spine tilt and bumping to corners. Jacket has chipping to edges, mostly at spine ends, partially obscuring title and author's name, the usual sun fading to spine and edges, tape repairs on inside for tearing to fold on front flap. Magazine clippings from The Picture Post, May 13, 1939 laid in.Includes three appendices: A) the letter of protest against the unauthorized edition published in the U.S. by Samuel Roth, signed by dozens of famed writers, artists and scientists, and the court injunction barring Roth from continuing; B) a letter from Joyce to Bennett Cerf of Random House (publisher of the first U.S. edition), court decisions by Judges Woosley, Hand and Manton from the obsenity trial in the U.S., and the foreword from the first Random House edition by Morris Ernst; and C) a bibliography of Joyce's writings.The book design, including the Homeric bow on jacket spine and front board, is the work of Eric Gill, famed British sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer, known for the stations of the cross at Westminster Cathedral, war memoirials and numerous bas reliefs at important English buildings. Gill created several typefaces including Gill Sans and Perpetua. Dust jacket present.