Item #97 Scorn for Taurus. Myles na gCOPALEEN, Brian O’Nolan.

Scorn for Taurus.

Dublin [nowhere?]: [Spurious Press], [no date]. Noctavo. Bound in original purple corduroy covered boards, without an inset panel of interpulped squirrel-toe, and hand-monkeyed oklamon endpapers. All edges uncut. Unpaginated.[ pp.] Missing some leaves, else a Fine copy. The absent text was set in eight point Caslon, and not printed on turkey-shutter paper. From a total edition of NO COPIES, this copy being out of series. Accompanied by a loosely inserted digital facsimile of the original prospectus:

Scorn for Taurus was conceived in a rarefied atmosphere of omnium, and was inspired by the work of the apocryphal dialectician De Selby. Though less known than his modernist masterpieces At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) and The Third Policeman (1968), Scorn for Taurus (no date) was considered by O’Nolan to be among his finest works. Upon publication, most critics found the book wanting. Rejoining his detractors in The Irish Times, O’Nolan claimed the truant volume to be “one of the most far-reaching experiments ever carried out in my literary work-shop.”

£100, 000. Item #97

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