James Joyce's Dublin revised edition update Page
Welcome to the update page for James Joyce's Dublin, A Topographical Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses
by Ian Gunn and Clive Hart with Harald Beck
The Story so far ... as of October 2021
As anyone who has ever produced a traditional book knows the work is prised from your authorial hands long before the book actually hits the bookshop shelves.
So when James Joyce's Dublin finally appeared in 2004 we were already making corrections and amendments to the text as we uncovered further information. We were fortunate in that Thames & Hudson had allowed Ian Gunn to design and typeset the original publication as this has enabled us to maintain a 'live' updated version in the lab.
Over the years we kept Thames & Hudson informed of our improvements in the hope that a new edition would be forthcoming. Sadly Clive Hart died in August 2016 and I regret that he never saw a revision come to fruition. Thankfully all the updates by Clive were already onboard so we have not lost any of his wonderful scholarship.
By that time it was also becoming clear that T&H were very unlikely to sanction a new edition. I consoled myself with continued research on No 7 Eccles street. Then in autumn 2020 with the Ulysses centenary in 2022 on the horizon I tried again with T&H and they confirmed they would not be publishing a new edition. I asked that we be released from our contract so we could pursue other publishers.
That request was finally granted and all rights—including the design—were reverted to the authors. Work to complete the revision resumed helped by the concentration induced by the COVID pandemic.
Irish and Joyce-centric University publishers were contacted to see if they would accept a new edition of JJD. The response was disappointing—but maybe understandable as JJD is a large format two-colour work that could be seen to have already covered its market.
By autumn 2021 it was clear that even if an interested publisher came on board the time frame would be too short for an early 2022 publication.
The good news was that I had full control of the work and all the rights apart from the selected photographs. So what was important here? It was the research. Clive had always wondered—after all the work—if we would ever get a new edition and I had promised him we would get it 'out there' somehow. Academic publications generate little income for their authors and the key desire is citation and relevance in their chosen arena.
While Clive and I both loved the physical written book the price of academic publications has become excessive and restrictive.
Thankfully new scholars are now very computer savvy and the option to publish JJD on the web now appeared to be the right thing to do and I set about clearing photograph rights for online non-profit publication.
Therefore in early 2022 'Split Pea Press' will release the revised edition of James Joyce's Dublin.
The file will be a PDF file released under a 'Creative Commons' license and most likely from the Joycetools website — so watch this space.
The revised book contains—along with corrections and amendments—additional material including maps and pictures. The revised version is currently over 40 pages larger than the 160 page original.
Below we give a brief—but we hope helpful—description of some of the changes since the 2004 edition:
First page ref is to 2004 edition. The Second is the revised version.
- page 17 (17) - New Fig 1, The Barclay & Cook Advertisement.
- page 27 (27) - New photograph of Sandycove and the tower c. 1904.
- page 28 (28) - New detail of the tower showing stepped ladder.
- page 30-31 (30-32) - More discussion and detail on the Nestor-Proteus transition and the Strand with a possible timetable for Nestor to Proteus.
- page 31 (31) - Map 5, amended to show Stephen's encounter with the funeral carriages.
- page 31 (31) - Tindall photograph of Leahy's Terrace is dropped due to research see: http://www.jjon.org/joyce-s-environs/terrace
- page 32 (34-5) - New map of Stephen's possible route on Sandymount Strand. see: http://www.jjon.org/joyce-s-environs/sandymount
- page 33 (37) - Map 8, manhole cover placed on pavement.
- page 34 (38) - New photograph of City Quay and Sir John Rogerson's Quay.
- page 40 (44) - New map of Freeman's Journal offices.
- page 40 (45) - New photograph of the composing room at the Freeman's Journal courtesy of David Pierce.
- page 40 (45) - New detail of Lawrence collection photograph showing Evening Telegraph offices in Middle Abbey Street.
- page 44 (49) - Amended Fig 7 plan of the National Library to remove part of the east wing that was never built.
- page 48-49 (52-53) - New map showing the Liffey and the route of the Elijah Throwaway. see: http://www.jjon.org/joyce-s-environs/throwaway
- page 46-47 (54-55) - Map 18, amended the Father Conmee map to take him as far as St Joseph's Industrial School, Artane - picture added. An alteration inspired by research by Eamonn Finn of Dublin. see: http://www.jjon.org/joyce-s-environs/swan
- page 50-51 (56-57) - Map 20, Adjustments to the routes of Lenehan and M'Coy with the addition of Bloom's movement.
- page 58-59 (62-63) - Fig 8, adjusted Father Conmee timings to take him to Artane.
- page 60 (67) - New detail of Lawrence collection photograph showing the Ormond Hotel.
- page 62 (69) - New photograph of the exterior of Barney Kiernan's bar.
- page 62 (70) - New photograph of the exterior of Barney Kiernan's bar showing 'The Court of Appeal'.
- page 62 (70) - New Cyclops map detail of Green Street area.
- page 63 (72) - New photograph detail showing location of steps at Leahy's terrace.
- page 64 (74) - Fig 9, amended the table to be oval.
- page 69 (78) - Replaced Tindall picture with a Keogh Photographic Collection picture that shows the original Cabman's shelter. see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000030690
- page 72 (81) - Fig 10, No 7 Bedroom. Due to extensive new research on the history and structure of No 7 Eccles street the layout of the bedroom has been adjusted to accommodate a corner fireplace and a single bay window. The configuration now matches the text for Ulysses more closely. see: http://www.jjon.org/joyce-s-environs/no-7-eccles-st-3
- page 73 (83) - Added an additional photograph of No 7 Eccles street.
- page 74-75 (84-86) - The new research on No 7 Eccles especially affecting the rear construction of the property and the basement structure means that the 3D cutaways needed redrawing to show better the new research and an added 3rd 3D view of the rere elevation. Reports on No 7 Eccles Street research can be found at: http://www.no7.org.uk
- page 77-79 (87-97) - The Addenda section has been expanded and turned into a new chapter titled 'Movements of the Minor Characters'. Additions include: Alf Bergan; Denis and Jose Breen; Bernard Corrigan; Simon Dedalus; The Dedalus girls; Bob Doran; Nosey Flynn; Joe Hynes; Corney Kelleher; Tom Kernan; Ned Lambert; Lenehan; Vincent Lynch; Bantam Lyons; C.P.M'Coy; Gerty MacDowell; John Henry Menton; D.B.Murphy. J.J.O'Molloy; John Wyse Nolan; Tom Rochford; George Russell.
- page 79 (96-97) - Photographs and map showing depicting Mooney's (en ville) and Mooney's (sur mer).
- page 80 (98) - New photograph of the daylight of the "high barbacans" in the Joyce tower courtesy of Robert Nicholson.
- page 80 (99-108) - New chapter 'The Sun on Bloomsday' which is an expansion of an essay by Clive Hart and Harald Beck 'Sunwise: The Sun in Ulysses' published in Papers on Joyce, 10/11, 2004-2005, pp15-28. see: http://www.papersonjoyce.es/poj/docus/poj10/2.pdf. The new chapter includes 3D illustrations of the sunlight effects.
- page 86 (114-115) - Addendum to Chapter 5 a discussion of the technical transitions between Ulysses episodes.
- page 91-96 (197-206) - Bibliography expanded, updated and moved to the back of the book.
- page 97-131 (121-158) - List of Addresses. Numerous tweeks and additions to existing material and additions including additional side maps. eg.:
Addresses - Barclay & Cook; James Barton; Bell Lane; Bolands; JK Bridgeman; Mervyn A Browne; Carmelite Convent; Chancellor and Son; Thomas Devin; (Mrs) Joseph Duggan; AW Egan esq.; Thomas H Evans;
Fumbally's Lane; James W Geary; Goose Green avenue; Mina Kennedy; Lad Lane; Gerty MacDowell; May & Co.; The Northern Banking Company; J. O'Loughlin; Robert O'Reilly; 'the place to push up the pushcar' Seafort Avenue; St Joseph's Industrial School;
Stoer family; The Three Topers pub.
Maps - Abbey Theatre; Coady's Lane; Fumbally's Lane; Lad Lane; Mary's Abbey; Raymond Terrace; Seafort Avenue; St Joseph's Industrial School.
- page 133-158 (159-182) - Appendix 1: Location maps. Additional address entries incorporated into the location maps.
- page 159-160 (183-191) - Appendix 2: Dublin Tramways. Amended listing and added maps of tramways covering the central and outlying network along with a listing of notable tram incidents.
- page 159-160 (192-193) - Appendix 3: Phoenix Park Murders map with notes.
Ian Gunn, October 2021