John Morgan. Texts by Ted Bishop.
John Morgan Studio. 2021. Limited to 500 numbered copies, this being no. 396. Paperback; blue wrappers. 736 pages [64 pp. printed, 672 pp. blank]. English. 240 x 195mm. 1.45kg. 9781916878600. Fine; wrapped in original brown paper with limitation label.
An ode to the physical book form of James Joyce's Ulysses. To celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses John Morgan has created a facsimile of the original Shakespeare & Co. edition, imitating the binding, paper, size and weight of the original but leaving out the text. Two essays by Ted Bishop explore the history of the book as an object and a tradeable commodity, and the significance of the blue on the cover.