Partial Printers' Typescript of the "Nestor" (2) Episode for The Little Review and Ulysses (1917) :
Material Description and Collation : The manuscript consists of 1 loose sheet of paper. It is a single-spaced typewritten purple ink bottom (carbon) copy; the verso is blank. The sheet was cleaned, de-acidified, backed with protective paper and encapsulated in May 1988.
Measurements : The sheet measures 27.4 x 21.2 cm.
Pagination : The typist paginated the sheet "9" in the center of the upper margin in 1917. The sheet was also paginated "26" twice in 1921 for the printing of Ulysses ; once in the lower right margin in black ink, possibly by Joyce or Beach, and also in the upper left margin in pencil, presumably by the printer .
A collation of the extant typescript pages indicates that the pagination of the typescripts for the printing of Ulysses began with "Telemachus" (pp. "1"–"17"; no copy of which is known to be extant), is continued here with pp. "18"–"27" (only p. "26" of which is known to be extant), and then the "Proteus" typescript was paginated "28"–"40" (MS V.B.2; only p. "38" of which is known to be extant).
Contents : The manuscript is the only surviving page of 1 of 3 copies (a top copy and 2 carbon copies) of the typescript of the episode; based on a collation of the printers' pagination, this typescript would have consisted of 10 pages. The typescript was prepared from the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript of the episode for its first publication in The Little Review but the same typescript was also used for the publication of Ulysses in 1922. A now lost typescript copy, which Joyce had corrected, was used to set up The Little Review . This is the only surviving page of any copy of the typescript and was part of the 1921 printers' copy. There are emendations in Joyce's hand in black ink and instructions by the printer in lead pencil, all for Ulysses . The text on the page is Ulysses 33.15–34.24 / 2.338–381. The "Nestor" episode appeared in the April 1918 issue of The Little Review (IV.12 [incorrectly numbered V.12]), pp. 32–45; Slocum & Cahoon C53.
Dating : The typescript was prepared in December 1917 by Claud Sykes in Zurich and further revised by Joyce in Paris by 11 June 1921 in black ink for the printing of Ulysses ( see Joyce to Claud Sykes; [postmark: 12 December 1917], [probably 16 December 1917], Buffalo MS X.ZD, 19 December 1917 [unpublished], [probably 22 December 1917] and [probably 23 December 1917]; see LII 412, 413 and 415–416 ).
Other Markings : There are Darantiere printers' marking in pencil and smudges in the margins in black ink. There are rust stains from a paperclip in the upper left corner. During conservation, therefore after the manuscript's publication in the JJA , the sheet was marked "V. B. 1." in the lower right corner in pencil.
Publication : This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 12.237.
Notes : Although no copy is know to be extant, Joyce sent the typescript of "Telemachus" in duplicate to Ezra Pound in mid December 1917 and it was 17 pages long (see LII 413–414).
The text of the Ulysses episodes that appeared in the Egoist – " Nestor " (2), " Proteus " (3) , " Hades " (6) and the first part of " Wandering Rocks " (10)–were set from Harriet Shaw Weaver's copies of The Little Review , which are now in the McFarlin Library, Special Collections, University of Tulsa.
There are no pre-Rosenbach manuscript versions of either the "Telemachus" or "Nestor" episodes. No other typescript copies of the " Nestor " episode are known to be extant. The first placards of "Nestor" were set in June 1921.