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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 It was written in Paris in 1932, and lay unpublished for sixty years.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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  5. 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 It was written in Paris in 1932, and lay unpublished for sixty years.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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