A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
first edition Hardcover
1944 · New York
by Cambell, Joseph; Robinson, Henry Morton; [Joyce, James]
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. No DJ.. Light shelf/egde wear, upper tips gently bumped, bump to the head, light dust-staining to top of textblock, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, yellow ink lettering. Small 8vo. 365pp.
First significant critical examination of Finnegans Wake. Joseph Cambell's first book. Cambell went on to become a major figure in mythology and 20th cent. comparative religion and a Jungian advocate. A cornerstone work for a Joyce collection. (Inventory #: 5984)