Series: The book is limited to 150 copies and is letterpress printed by hand on a Swiss proofing press. The illustrations are hand drawn by the artist and transferred to letterpress plates and each one is then hand printed with the text. The paper is 250 gsm cotton rag and the book is hand bound by Antiquarian Bookcrafts in Dublin and presented with a matching slip case. THE DEAD is in the collections of University College Dublin, University College Cork, Princeton University Library, Univeristy of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library, University at Buffalo Lockwood Library, University of Tulsa McFarlin Library, & Boston Public Library.
Signature: Signed by the artist, Robert Berry, and by Senator David Norris, Joycean scholar and author of accompanying introduction.
Image rights: Robert Berry & Stoney Road Press
THE DEAD is a limited edition handmade book, reproducing the original 1914 text of Joyce's short story, together with hand printed illustrations by the American graphic artist Robert Berry. It is co-published by Stoney Road Press and the James Joyce Centre, to mark the centenary of the publication of Dubliners. 'The Dead', the final and longest story of James Joyce's collection Dubliners, is recognised as one of the most accomplished short stories in the English language and stands as a deft, subtle portrait of everyday life in turn-of-the-century Dublin.