Category: Modern First Editions

QUOI OŁ Stock code: 10434

Author / Artist:

Beckett, Samuel


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




This copy one of a small number of Hors Commerce, and as such marked HC. The regular edition was limited to 99 copies. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page "Pour Josette / affectueusement / Sam / 4.1.83". 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.