Ulysses Draft Analysis

Episode 5: Lotus Eaters

Details of the various draft stages.

Compiled by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon

2017 edition U pages 65-79
1922 edition U pages 68-83

Early Drafts

u5.0 (eo-text)
First draft: missing.
MS: , missing

u5.1 (proto-text)
Fair copy (missing).
MS: , missing

Fair Copy

u5.2 (Rosenbach)
Final fair copy (ink); Zurich, early April 1918
MS: Rosenbach Museum, fols. numbered 1-15
Reproduced: A Facsimile of the Manuscript (Faber, 1975): vol. I
Notebooks used: N01 (NLI.3), N02 (VI.D.7)

Typescript

u5.3   (Gabler—B)
First typescript, missing; early 1918
MS: , missing

u5.4   (Gabler—C)
Second typescript: exemplar (missing) prepared and revised for publication in The Little Review (July 1918); revisions made early 1918.
MS: missing

u5.5   (Gabler—D)
Second typescript: exemplar (missing) made in 1918 but prepared for the printer of Ulysses in 1921.
MS missing
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A)

Placards and Proofs

u5.6   (Gabler—1)
First placards; (PL 9) dated by the printer 17 June 1921
MS Harvard: placards (←) 8, 9, 9bis
Reproduced: JJA 17: 78-82, 85-92, 93
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B)

u5.7   (Gabler—2)
First page proofs; extends as far as U84 5.406 only; (PP 5) dated by the printer 30 June 1921
MS Buffalo V.C.1: gatherings (←) 5a
Reproduced: JJA 22: 239-248
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4)

u5.8   (Gabler—3)
Second page proofs; extends as far as U84 5.292 only; undated
MS Buffalo V.C.1: gatherings (←) 5b
Reproduced: JJA 22: 257-264
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4)

u5.9   (Gabler—4)
Second placards; set from PP 5b (to U84 5.292), PP 5a (U84 5.293-406) and PL 9-9b (U84 5.406 to end).
MS Harvard: placards (←) IX, X, XI
Reproduced: JJA 17: 180-184, 187-195, 197-200
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4)

u5.10   (Gabler—5)
Third page proofs; dated by reviser (PP 5) 20 and (PP 6) 19 September 1921. A phrase added to p.76 at this draft stage is missing (sent by telegram?).
MS Texas: gatherings (←) 5, 6 (→)
Reproduced: JJA 22: 268-280, 315-317
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N06 (NLI.4)

u5.11   (Gabler—6)
Fourth page proofs; (PP 5) dated by reviser and (PP 6) dated by printer 21 September 1921
MS Texas: gatherings (←) 5, 6 (→)
Reproduced: JJA 22: 287-311, 331-333
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A)

u5.12   (Gabler—7)
Fifth page proofs; extends only from U84 5.470 to end; (PP 6) dated by printer 27 September 1921 and by other 1 October 1921
MS Texas: gathering 6 (→)
Reproduced: JJA 22: 347-349
Notebooks used: N04 (NLI.5A), N05 (NLI.5B), N06 (NLI.4)

u5.13   (Gabler—8)
Sixth page proofs (Bon à tirer); extends only from U84 5.470 to end; (PP 6) dated by printer 1 October 1921 and by other 6 October 1921
MS Texas: gathering 6 (→)
Reproduced: JJA 22: 363-365

Errata (post 1st edition)

u5.14'   (Gabler—9)
“Errata”: printed errata list for first edition; 2 copies
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 28, 32
Reproduced: JJA 12: 203, 210

u5.14   (Gabler—9)
Errata (additional corrections) in Joyce's hand.
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 7v
Reproduced: JJA 12: 178

u5.14+   (Gabler—9)
Typescript of additional corrections.
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fol. 15
Reproduced: JJA 12: 189

u5.14++   (Gabler—9)
New typescript of additional corrections.
MS: BL Add MS 57356, fols. 22
Reproduced: JJA 12: 196