Search results for: 'BECKETT, Samuel'
(BECKETT, Samuel.) BISHOP, Tom, & Raymond Federman (eds.) L'Herne: Samuel Beckett.
Paris : 1976First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Beckett by Tom Bishop, one of the two editors, on the front free endpaper, "For Sam, with more thanks than I could ever tell you with all my friendship and admiration. Tom. Paris Nov 3. 1976". Issued as part of the Cahiers de L'Herne (a series of critical monographs in French), this... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 94019
(BECKETT, Samuel, & Robert Pinget.) Théâtre de l'Odéon. Signed theatre programme.
Paris : First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Beckett and Pinget on the same page, next to their photographic portraits: "Merci, cordialement, Samuel Beckett"; "Pour Madame indecipherable, avec mes hommages, Robert Pinget". As part of its 1965-6 season he Odéon Theatre (or, Théâtre de France, now Théâtre de l'Europe) put on medley of theatre of... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 103829
BECKETT, Samuel. Comment c'est.
Paris : 1961First and limited edition, number 4 of 10 copies hors de commerce, inscribed by author on the title page, "pour Alan Clodd, Samuel Beckett. Nov. 72". Alan Clodd (1918-2002) was a noted Irish publisher, book collector, and dealer. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124190
(MAMET, David.) BECKETT, Samuel. Endgame.
London : 1979Superb presentation copy inscribed to David Mamet by the author on the title page, "for David, with all good wishes, Sam Beckett". This copy, which is a reprint of the second edition, also has Mamet's card laid in, inscribed "Greetings and love from Copenhagen. September 1977, D.M." This book first came to market after Mamet's divorce from his first... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117516
(BECKETT, Samuel.) HAYMAN, David. Ulysses: The Mechanics of Meaning.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1970First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Sam Beckett, from whose first letter to me I quote: 'in Joyce the form of judgement more and more devoured its gist and the saying of all the saying of anything, in a way more consistent with Bruno's identification of contraries than with the intellectualism of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 75895
BECKETT, Samuel. Dream of Fair to Middling Women.
Dublin : 1992First 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£375.00
Stock Code: 94383
BECKETT, Samuel. Endgame.
London : 1958First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Dan Pope, from Sam Beckett". Dan Pope is a publisher author and sometime dealer in rare books. Inscribed English language copies of Beckett's major plays, such as Endgame and Godot, are rare. The text was originally published in French the previous year as Fin de partie,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 124406
BECKETT, Samuel. The Collected Works.
New York : 1970Signed limited edition, number 192 of 200 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in the front of Waiting For Godot; the first collected edition of Beckett's works, also issued in an unsigned trade edition, uncommon complete in either issue. Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 138405
BECKETT, Samuel. Fin de partie
Paris : 1957First trade edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "Pour Georges ? en hommage et reconnaissance Sam Beckett Paris, fevrier 1957". One of Beckett's finest plays, uncommon with a contemporary presentation inscription. Learn More£2,800.00
Stock Code: 34122
BECKETT, Samuel. L'Issue.
Paris : 1968First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Beckett on the first blank, "to Dick Seaver with love from Sam, Paris, May 69", from an edition of 154 copies signed by Arikha on each engraving, this being one of just 15 numbered in roman. Seaver was a writer and translator and Beckett's editor at the Grove Press. Additionally laid in is... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 40336
BECKETT, Samuel. Assez.
Paris : 1966First French edition. Number 47 of 100 Hor de Commerce copies, not for sale and to be presented by the publisher/author. Inscribed by Beckett to the writer Andre Marissel and dates "April 66". Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 47977
BECKETT, Samuel. Play.
London : 1964First 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£125.00
Stock Code: 96888
BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.
London : 1956First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. This edition was subject to the censorship enforced by the Lord Chamberlain, who took particular issue with Beckett's use of the word "erection", and has the publisher's note mentioning the changes tipped-in after the title page. The first unexpurgated edition... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133834
BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 Acts.
New York : 1954First edition in English, first impression. In his first and most famous play, Beckett was already engaged in the creation of a 'purgatorial dystopia' (Bryce) for his characters, a theme that he would develop throughout his dramatic works. Originally published in France in 1952 as En attendant Godot, the play premiered in France on 5 January... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 136563
BECKETT, Samuel, & others. The European Caravan.
New York : 1931First 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£1,250.00
Stock Code: 96870
BECKETT, Samuel, & Georges Duthuit. Proust; [and] Three Dialogues.
London : 1965Signed limited edition, number 28 of 100 copies signed by Beckett and specially bound. Proust, Beckett's epistemological and aesthetic manifesto, was first published in 1930. Three Dialogues, a series of letters between Beckett and Duthuit concerning contemporary art, was first published in the literary journal transition in 1949. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123408
(BECKETT, Samuel.) HAYMAN, David. Tristan and Isolde in Finnegans Wake:
[University Park, PA] : 1964Offprint from the journal of Comparative Literature Studies. Inscribed by the author above the title, "For Sam Beckett with warm regards, David". Hayman is a literary critic and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who participated in the publication of Joyce's complete manuscripts, and has also written a number of essays on Beckett's works.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 75881
(BECKETT, Samuel, trans.) APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume. Zone.
Dublin : 1972First edition, signed limited issue, number 150 of 250 copies specially bound, and signed by Beckett on the limitation page. This Dolmen Press edition presents, in facing translation, two of the century's most charismatic and influential writers. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 133976
BOWN, Jane. Portraits.
London : 1987First edition, first impression. A great collection of portraits by the acclaimed Observer photographer, including iconic images of Samuel Beckett, John Betjeman, Sammy Davis Jr, Bruce Chatwin, Edith Sitwell, Joyce Grenfell, and Margaret Thatcher, among many. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 100296
[STERN, James.] James Stern: Some letters for his seventieth birthday.
1974First edition, sole printing, inscribed by the author "For Tania & Anthony with love & thanks Jimmy Whitsbury 6.iv.75" on the title page, with the bookplate of Anthony Hobson verso of front wrapper. Hobson (1921-2014) was a scholar, esteemed bibliophile, and expert on Rensaissance bindings, and was President of the Internationale de Bibliophilie between... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140039
FISHER, M. F. K. With Bold Knife and Fork.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "For Tania and James Stern, from M. F. K. Fisher, with love, St. Helena 1969". James Stern (1904-1993) was a British writer noted for his short stories, and for his wide circle of literary acquaintances. Malcolm Cowley remarked to him: "My God, you've known everybody, his wife, his boyfriend, and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139410
TRAVERS, P. L. Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
New York : 1943First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author for Christmas in the year of publication to her friends James and Tania Stern, "Tania and Jimmy, with love - P. L. Travers, Christmas '43". This American edition precedes the British edition put out by Peter Davies in the following year.
James Stern (1904-1993) was a British... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139407
MACPHERSON, John. Critical dissertations on the origin, antiquities, language, government, manners, and religion, of the ancient Caledonians, their posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots.
London : 1768First edition of the author's most important work, his posthumously published response to the Ossian controversy, written in part as a defence of the Ossianic poems but also to encourage wider appreciation of Scottish culture and literature.
A Scottish minister and a recognized Celtic authority on antiquities, Macpherson had met James Macpherson... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140867
STERN, James. "The Bank".
Blandford : 1975First and sole edition, number 18 of 50 copies of this short story privately published by the author, originally composed in Berlin in 1928. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title, "For Anthony Hobson affectionately, Jimmy Stern, my first effort 1928, Whitsbury 6. iv. 1975"; together with an autograph letter signed by Stern to Anthony... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116549
WALLER, John. The Confessions of Peter Pan.
Oxford : 1941Corrected proof copy, with the author's handwritten corrections to the text in ink, excitedly inscribed by him on the limitation page "First copy of my first book", and marked "Proof copy" in ink and "not for sale" in pencil on the front cover. It was to be published in a limited edition of 307 copies on 4 May 1941, and Waller has annotated the rear... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 116609