Category: Modern First Editions

L'IMAGE Stock code: 10433

Author / Artist:

Beckett, Samuel

Description:

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Original printed card covers in glassine dustwrapper. A near fine or better copy, the wrappers slightly darkened at the extremities. The contents are clean and fine throughout.

Price:

£850.00

Notes:

This copy one of a small number of Hors Commerce, and marked as such in pencil. The regular edition was limited to 99 copies. Inscribed by the author in black ink at the head of the half title "Pour Josette / affectueusement / Sam / 28.5.88". 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.