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Fourth Part of the Holograph Scribal Transcription of the “Circe” episode

Material Description and Collation

The manuscript consists of 6 sheets of unruled paper, with ragged edges that suggest they were cut from larger sheets, writing appears on the rectos only and the versos are blank, in the hand of Cyprian Beach in black ink, with corrections and additions in Joyce’s hand in black ink on all of the pages, except p. [1].


The sheets measure approximately 20.0 x 15.5 cm.


The sheets were paginated “19)”–”24)” in the lower left margin in lead pencil.


The manuscript is a partial holograph transcription of a now lost copy text (from Ulysses 525.05 / 15.3713) and of the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript that is continued from MS V.B.13.d.3 and is continued on MS V.B.13.d.5. This transcription was used as the copy text for the typescripts of this section of the “Circe” episode (Buffalo MSS V.B.13.e–h), portions of which are not known to be extant. The text on the pages is as follows:

MS V.B.13.d.4 Ulysses 1922 (1992) / 1984
p. [1]: [“18”] Missing
p. [2]: “19” 523.24–524.14 / 15.3673–3692
p. [3]: “20” 524.14–525.02 / 15.3692–3710
p. [4]: “21” 525.03–20 / 15.3710–3729
p. [5]: “22” 525.20–526.09 / 15.3729–3748
p. [6]: “23” 526.10–26 / 15.3749–3765
p. [7]: “24” 525.27–527.04 / 15.3766–3771


This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 14.332–337.


There are 3 small perforations the left margin of each sheet, where the sheets were once fastened together, and rust stains from a paperclip on the versos of pp. [2] and [4]–[7].