Ulysses Draft Analysis

Episode 17: Ithaca

Details of the various draft stages.

Compiled by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon

2017 edition U pages 609-673
1922 edition U pages 619-689

Early Drafts

u17.0 (eo-text)
First draft: missing. Although based partly on a sketch written in 1916, this draft stage probably dates from February 1921 (see Selected Letters 28 February 1921).
MS: missing

NLI MS 36,639/13 (NLI.13): School exercise book (French) with light green paper covers. [36] leaves, 22 x 17 cm. Text on rectos, additions on versos. “ITHACA” is handwritten on a label attached to the front cover. Joyce used only about half of the notebook. The text (most, if not all, appears to be first draft) consists of a series of text blocks (questions and answers) with interlineated and marginal additions. The text blocks were subsequently rearranged and revised.

u17.1 (proto-text)
First extant draft; Paris: early Spring 1921 (See Letters I, 10 April 1921).
MS: NLI.13, 1v-2, 2v-3, 3v-4, 4v-5, 5v-6, 6v-7, 7v-8, 8v-9, 9v-10, 10v-11, 11v-12, 12v-13, 14, 15
Published edition: The Dublin Ulysses papers, vol. 2, ed. Danis Rose (East Lansing: House of Breathings, 2012), pages 155-182.
Notebooks used: Sheets 17 (Ithaca), N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4), N07 (V.A.2), Sheets 15 (Circe)

Fair Copy

u17.2 (Rosenbach)
Final fair copy (ink), written in five sections (of no textual significance) alternately on two notebooks (one notebook could be typed while the other was in use); Paris, Summer 1921, but not completed until late October 1921 (see Letters I, 18 May, III, 5 June, I, 7 August, 10 October and 29 October, 1921).
MS: Rosenbach Museum, fols. numbered (i, notebook-1) 0v-1, 1v-2, 2v-3, 3v-4, 4v-5, 6, 7, 7v-8, 9 ; (ii, notebook-2) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; (iii, notebook-1) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15v-16, 17; (iv, notebook-2) 8, 8v-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14v-15, 15v-16, 16v-17, 17v-18, 19, 20, 21; (v, notebook-1) 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26v-27, 28, 29, 30, 30v-31, 32
Reproduced: A Facsimile of the Manuscript (Faber, 1975): vol. II
Notebooks used: Sheets 17 (Ithaca), N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4), N07 (V.A.2), Sheets 15 (Circe), Sheets 18 (Penelope)

Typescript

u17.3 (Gabler—B)
Typescript, 1st typing, begun ca. 10 October 1921. Some pages are missing.
MS: V.B.15.c TS pages: 0v-missing(1), 2, 3, 4, 5v-6, 7, 7v-8, 8v-missing(9), 10, 10a, 11(MS Morgan), 11v(MS Morgan)-12, 12v-13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17v-18, 19, 19v-20, 21, 21v-missing(22), 23, 24, 25, 26, missing(27), 28, 29, 30, 30v-31, 32, missing(33), missing(34), 35, 35v-missing(36), 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 42v-43, 44, 44v-missing(45), 45v-46, 46v-47, 48, 48v-49, 50, 50v-51(MS Texas), 51v(MS Texas)-52, 53 54, 54v-55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 61v-62, 62v-63, 64, 64v-65, 66, 67, 67v-68, 68v-69, 70, 71, 72, 73
Reproduced: JJA 16 1, 5, 9, 12-15, 18-20, 26-17, 30, 34, 38, 41-43, 46-47, 50-55, 59-61, 65-66, 70, 73-74, 84, 88-89, 91-93, 96, 106, 108, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125-125, 129, 130, 136-137, 140-141, 146, 150-151, 155, 156-157, 160-161, 160-161, 164-165, 168-169, 172-176, 183-185, 188-189, 193-199, 206-207, 209-212
Notebooks used: Sheets 17 (Ithaca), N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4), N07 (V.A.2)

u17.3' (Gabler—B)
Typescript, 1st typing: carbons of some of the missing pages from the above draft level.
MS: V.B.15.d TS pages: 1, 9, 22, 27; V.B.15.e TS pages: 33, 34, 35, 36; V.B.15.d TS page: 45
Reproduced: JJA 16 3, 31, 67, 87; 97, 100, 107, 113; 131

u17.4 (Gabler—C)
Typescript, 1st re-typing (partial);
MS: V.B.15.c TS pages: 2, 2a, 2av, 7, 7a, 8, 8a, 10, 10a, 10b, 12, 12a, 13, 13a, 20, 20a, 25, 25v, 25a, 26, missing 33, 34, 34a, 35, 35a, 35b, 36, missing (36a), 43, 43a, 45, 45a, 47, 47a, 52, 52a, 54, 54a, 55, 55a, 60, 60a, 60av, 62, 62a, 63, 63a, 68, 68v-68a, 69
Reproduced: JJA 16 6-8, 21-22, 28-29, 35-36, 39, 44-45, 48-49, 62-63, 75-77, 78-79, 81-83, 85, 101-102, 109-112, 114, 126-127, 132, 134, 142-143, 162-163, 166-167, 170-171, 177-178, 182, 186-187, 190-191, 201-203, 208
Notebooks used: Sheets 17 (Ithaca), N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4), N07 (V.A.2)

u17.4' (Gabler—C)
Typescript, 1st re-typing, carbon of missing page.
MS: V.B.15.f TS page: 36a
Reproduced: JJA 16 115

u17.5 (Gabler—D)
Typescript, 2nd re-typing (partial)
MS: V.B.15.c TS pages: 1, 3, 3a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 9, 9a, 18, 18a; V.B.15.g pages: 22, 22a, 23, 23a, 26, 31, 31a, 33, 33a, 34, 34a, 37, 37a, 45, 46, 46a, 47, 47a, 48, 48a, 49, 49a, 51, 51a, 60, 60a, 68, 68a, 68b
Reproduced: JJA 16 4, 10-11, 16-17, 23-24, 32-33, 56-57; 68-69, 71-72, 86, 94-95, 98-99, 103-104, 117-118, 133, 138-139, 144-145, 147-148, 152-153, 158-159, 179-180, 204-205

Placards and Proofs

u17.6   (Gabler—1)
First placards; (PL 6-1), (PL 7-1), (PL 8-1), (Pl 9-1), (PL 11-1) dated by the printer 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 December 1921
MS Harvard: placards III 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 13-1
Reproduced: JJA 21: 3-10, 29-36, 47-54, 65-72, 83-90, 101-108, 119-126, 137-140
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4), N07 (V.A.2), Sheets 17 (Ithaca)

u17.6'   (Gabler—1)
First placards; duplicate of placard 6-1
MS Harvard: placard III 6-1
Reproduced: JJA 21: 11-18

u17.7   (Gabler—2)
Second placards; (PL 6-2), (PL 7-2), (PL 9-2), (PL 11-2) dated by the printer 29, 30 December, 3, 5 January 1922
MS Harvard: placards III 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 12-2, 13-2
Reproduced: JJA 21: 19-26, 37-44, 55-62, 73-80, 91-98, 109-116, 127-134, 141-144
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N07 (V.A.2), Sheets 17 (Ithaca)

u17.8   (Gabler—3)
First page proofs; (PP 40) dated by the printer 19 January 1922; (PP 39), (PP 40), (PP 41), (PP 42), (PP 43) marked “Bon à tirer” and dated 25, 25, 27, 27, 27 January 1922
MS Texas: gatherings (←) 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 (→)
Reproduced: JJA 27: 138-146, 149-164, 167-182, 185-200, 203-212
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N07 (V.A.2), Sheets 17 (Ithaca)

Errata (post 1st edition)

u17.9   (Gabler—4)
“Errata”: autograph list of corrections to first edition
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 10r, 10v, 11r
Reproduced: JJA 12: 182-184

u17.9'   (Gabler—4)
“Errata”: printed errata list for first edition; 2 copies
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 29v, 30r, 30v; 33v, 34r, 34v
Reproduced: JJA 12: 206-208, 213-215

u17.9+   (Gabler—4)
Typescript (eight relevant items only, also included in u17.9' above).
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 24, 25
Reproduced: JJA 12: 198-199