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BECKETT, Samuel.

Endgame: A Play in One Act.

Followed by Act Without Words: A Mime for One Player. Translated from the French by the author.

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1958 Stock Code: 147742
£2,750.00
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In the original glassine

First edition in English, first impression, limited issue, number 45 of 100 copies specially bound in cloth. A comic experiment in an eschatology of lovelessness, Endgame was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 3 April 1957; it was originally published the same year, in French, as Fin de partie.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed grey boards, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With original glassine wrapper.

Condition

Spine a little faded, mild toning to board edges, contents clean and crisp. A near-fine copy, rare with the original glassine.

Bibliography

Federman & Fletcher 376.

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