Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Galley of Proof: “Master Poldy” Unbound

For your perusing pleasure, here is a single page proof from ‘The Works of Master Poldy’ (Salvage Press, 2013), inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses. Sift through some of the many Ulysses strands from Leopold Bloom we’ve collected into the new book. See any favorites? Hope so. And very special honors to the first who catches that typo rogue.

To glimpse the final letterpress book, and perchance to purchase your own, visit this luscious site:


Leopold Bloom’s Newspaper: Front Page Ads


A stroll through Leopold Bloom’s Dublin via the front page of the 16 June 1904 issue of The Freeman’s Journal and National Press, which was entirely advertisements, primarily “Prepaid” (i.e., classified ads).

Gentleman desires Room and Board with a private family (English); no other boarders; Dalkey, Kingstown, Bray; terms moderate; outskirts of above preferred.

IMPORTANT. Lace Curtains are now very carefully cleaned and finished with our New Dust resisting process. By this System they keep clean longer than if done in the old way. Prescott’s Dye Works. Carriage Paid One Way.

FOUND. Hair Ornament at Mansion House Ball, Thursday, 9th; owner can have same by giving description and paying advertisement.

SPECIFIC ARTICLES WANTED. Old Pictures of General George Washington wanted, also other notable American Personages; highest prices paid; send name of engraver and publisher on picture; state price.

CYCLES FOR SALE. Assured Health and Happiness to the Workers; Raglan Cycles and all leading makes. M’Hugh’s, 35 Talbot street.

Parrot, with warranty for talking, only 11s 6d; bargain; month’s trial at my risk.

DENTISTRY, ETC. Mr. Henry J. Bradlaw, Surgeon Dentist, Ltd.; fillings from 2s 6d; gold, 10s 6d; extractions with cocaine, 2s 6d; perfectly painless extractions with gas, 5s. 78 Harcourt street.

HORSES AND VEHICLES FOR SALE. Glass Hearse for Sale; low price.

Horses for Sale, good workers in saddle and harness; nice Cobs and Ponies; promising young Horses.

Outside Car for Sale, newly painted.

Lady desires Board with R.C. family in Dublin.

Lodgings, suit business Girl, 2s 6d weekly; also a vacancy for little girl boarder; would have comfortable home and be well looked after.

Nursery Governess, Protestant, wanted for three children; must have good appearance, manner, and accent.

Evening Employment, addressing envelopes, etc. (either sex), anywhere.

First-Class Dressmaker, R.C., wanted immediately; must cut and fit perfectly.

Two Guineas Every Week offered by The Weekly Freeman for Best Short Story of About Four Thousand Words.

A Video Tour Inside ‘The Works of Master Poldy’

Inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses — and especially Molly Bloom — ‘The Works of Master Poldy’ is a limited edition letterpress fine art book published in Dublin for Bloomsday 2013. In this 10-minute video designer Jamie Murphy and editor Steve Cole take you on a tour of ‘Master Poldy’ from the Distillers Press, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where the book was printed.

“The Works of Master Poldy” is the first imprint of The Salvage Press. For more information visit: