***VI.G.2: "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake Galley Proofs: Partial Copy of a Later Galley Proof for transition 5/Finnegans Wake I.5 (1927):
Material Description and Collation: The manuscript is a quarto sheet of pulp paper. It was printed only on one side and consists of 4 pages of printed text. The pages contain corrections and revisions in Joyce's hand in black ink. The manuscript was cleaned, de-acidified, and encapsulated in May 1988.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 32.4 x 50.0 cm.
Pagination: Each page is numbered "5"–"8", respectively, in the center margins above the text block, in purple crayon or pencil, possibly by the printer.
Contents: The manuscript is part of the only marked copy of a later setting of the galley proof for transition 5 (August 1927). See transition 5, 19.27–23.38 as well as FW 111.01–117.16.
There are two previously unrecorded levels of Finnegans Wake Book I, chapter 5 manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland's "Joyce Papers 2002." The first is currently catalogued as NLI MSS 36,639/18/2–6 and is an incomplete previously unknown earlier galley proof that was set directly from an unrevised copy of the proofs of the Criterion (see Joyce's revised copy: BL MS 47473, fs. 94r–100v), and the NLI manuscript also includes a separate first setting of Joyce's holograph addition (BL MS 47473, f. 101 on NLI MS 36,639/18/5). The new NLI manuscript is the direct textual precedent for BL MS 47473, f. 105r-v, Buffalo MS VI.G.2, pp. –, and BL MS 47473, fs. 106r–113r, therefore its JJA draft code should actually be I.5§1.8/4.8, and so the BL and Buffalo galley proof should be listed as I.5§1.9/4.9.
The other previously unrecorded manuscript is currently catalogued as NLI MSS 36,639/18/7–9 and is a later, complete, further revised and corrected galley proof setting for transition 5. Its revised JJA draft code should be I.5§1.10/4.10 and so all subsequent levels should be +2 as listed in the JJA.
JJA Draft Code: The revised code for this manuscript is JJA I.5§1.9/4.9.
Dating: The manuscript is undated but the set of proofs was date stamped "2 July 1927" by the printer (see BL MS 47472, 47473, f. 105v; JJA 46.430); it was also revised in July 1927.
Other Markings: The initial "J" was written in the lower margin of each sheet in lead pencil, probably by the printers. Heavy lead pencil lines were used to indicate the placement of the emendations in the text. Printers' markings (brackets) were written beside blocks of text that had to be reset on each of the 4 pages of the manuscript and beside each bracket the printer has noted "refait", all in lead pencil. The notation "4 of 6" was written in the lower right corner of the manuscript (this marking was probably made during the preservation process as an identifying number). The number "6" was written upside down in the lower left corner of the manuscript in a different shade of pencil.
Publication: The manuscript has not been reproduced but the remainder of the galley (BL MS 47472, 47473, fs. 105v–113r) has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 46.430–439.
Notes: This marked set of the later galley proof is complete. There are horizontal and vertical creases in the center margins of the manuscript where the leaves were folded; archival tape was placed behind the folds to affix and reinforce the manuscript.