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BECKETT, Samuel.

BECKETT, Samuel.

Rare books by Samuel Beckett, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Ulysses, Finnegan’s Wakem and Murphy.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who resided for most of his life in Paris. He produced work across both languages throughout his career. After completing studies in French, Italian and English at Trinity College, Dublin, Beckett took a teaching post at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. It was in Paris he met James Joyce, and maintained a working literary relationship with the author, including undertaking research forFinnegan’s Wake.

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  1. 126375
    First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realized and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication:... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 126375

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  2. 125898
    First edition, trade issue. Godot was written and published in French, and first performed in full at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in January 1953. The first English translation, Waiting for Godot, was published two years later. The present edition was also issued in a limited issue of 35 numbered large-paper copies... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 125898

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    First edition in English, first impression, inscribed by the author to poet Hugo Manning on the title page, "For Hugo Manning, yours cordially, Samuel Beckett Paris March 1972". Manning was a close friend of Jorge Luis Borges after living in Buenos Aires from 1939 to 1942. First published in French in 1951, Molloy was the... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126066

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  4. 122189
    First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. The first unexpurgated edition was not published until 1965. This copy carries the ownership inscription of Alan Ross (1922-2001), British poet, writer and editor. Waiting for Godot was first performed on 5 January 1953 in Paris and... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 122189

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  5. 1
    A very nice copy of this attractive reissue. Our Exagmination was originally published by Shakespeare & Company in 1939. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 88610

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  6. Play.
    First edition, first impression. Play was first performed in 1963. The two short pieces are Words and Music, commissioned by the BBC, and Cascando, which was originally written in French in 1961, and subtitled Invention radiophonique pour musique et voix. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 96888

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  7. 118329
    First edition, first impression, number 107 of 500 copies issued thus; a further 50 were printed on handmade paper. The first English translation was published in 1955. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 118329

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  8. Pas suivi de quatre esquisses.
    First edition, limited issue. Number 27 of 79 copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103340

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  9. Stirrings Still.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 226 numbered copies on velin de Rives paper signed by both Beckett and le Brocquy on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 84274

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  10. 116618
    First edition, limited issue. Copy D of 20 lettered copies, specially bound to mark the publication of the author's first novel; 130 numbered copies were also produced. It was written in Paris in 1932, and lay unpublished for sixty years. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 116618

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  11. Dream of Fair to Middling Women.
    First edition, limited issue. Number 97 of 130 numbered copies, specially bound to mark the publication of the author's first novel; 20 lettered copies were also produced. It was written in Paris in 1932, and lay unpublished for sixty years. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 94383

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