*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

BECKETT, Samuel.

Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 Acts.

New York, Grove Press, 1954 Stock Code: 136563
£2,750.00

His first "purgatorial dystopia"

Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First 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 1953 at the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris. The English language premiere was on 3 August 1955 at the Arts Theatre, London and on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on 7 May 1956.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver and gilt and to boards in blind, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom grey cloth flat-back folding case.

Illustrations

With 4 black and white plates.

Condition

A near-fine copy in the price-clipped jacket with a little tanning to spine, couple of nicks and slight rubbing to extremities.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book