Category: Modern First Editions

CETTE FOIS Stock code: 10431

Author / Artist:

Beckett, Samuel


First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Original printed card covers in glassine dustwrapper. A very good or better copy; one small nick to the upper cover, otherwise fine, clean and bright throughout. In the original torn and nicked glassine.




One of 100 copies, this copy numbered 16. Inscribed by the author in black ink at the head of the title page "Pour Josette / affectueusement / Sam / Avril 1979". The recipient Josette was the wife of the cubist artist Henri Hayden (1883-1970). The Haydens first encountered Beckett in 1943 in Roussillon, a small village in France where Beckett was in hiding and Henri and Josette had arrived, also in flight from the Nazis. The couple went on to enjoy a long and lasting friendship with Beckett.