Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1977. Brian Keogh. First Collector's Edition. Cloth. Smal quarto, green tooled leather embossed with .22 caret gold shamrocks on spine (with 4 hubs) and front cover; Introduction by Hugh Kenner, Illustrated by Brian Keogh, god silk moiré endpapers & ribbon page-marker; all edges gilt [a.e.g.]; xivii, [xviii-xx] + 253,  pages +  ads. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7081
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) was the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology.
James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was a brilliant Irish novelist, short story writer, modernist and poet. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922). Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939).