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Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in 1906. He was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen and later at T.C.D. In 1928 he taught French at Campbell College, Belfast, before moving to Paris as a lecteur d’anglais at the Ecole Normale Sup‚rieure. It was here that he met through his friendship with Thomas MacGreevy, James Joyce. One of the major figures of modern Irish literature, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1969. He died in Paris in 1989.

This early poem was written for a competition organised by Nancy Cunard  and published by her. Walter Lowenfels, American poet and writer who fled to Paris in 1926 to write and escape a career in the family butter business. His poetry reflected his commitment to Marxism and opposition to political repression. A very important association copy linking two literary exiles in Paris.

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BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away

All Strange Away. London: Calder, 1979. First edition. Grey cloth, title in gilt. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. L4 BC1  

65.00
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BECKETT, Samuel: Come and Go (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Come and Go. A Dramaticule. Illustrated. London: Calder and Boyars, 1967. First edition. pp. 10. Grey buckram, upper cover ruled in gilt with title and author. Edition limited to 100 copies (64) signed by the author. A fine copy in slipcase.Samuel Beckett, poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in […]

1,250.00
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BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta. Miscellaneous Wirtings and a Dramatic Fragment

BECKETT, Samuel. Disjecta Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment. Edited with a foreword by Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 178. Red papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket lightly faded to the spine. L4 BC2 2B

75.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe

BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.

85.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds
BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds

BECKETT, Samuel. Ends and Odds. Plays and Sketches. London: Faber and Faber, 1977. First edition. pp. 104. Blue papered boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, featuring a photograph of Samuel Beckett. Contents include Not I; That Time; Footfalls; Ghost Trio; Theatre I & II; Radio I & II. L4 BC […]

95.00
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BECKETT, Samuel: Ill Seen Ill Said (Signed LIMITED EDITION)

BECKETT, Samuel. Ill Seen Ill Said. California: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. pp. 45, [1]. Original dark blue quarter calf on blue marbled boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed in black and blue on mould-made Bugra-butten paper. Edition limited to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is a ‘Presentation Copy’ signed […]

950.00
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BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)

Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Play
BECKETT, Samuel: Play. A Play in One Act

Play. A Play in One Act. London: Faber & Faber, 1964. pp. 48. Pictoral wrappers, Fine.

65.00
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. London: John Calder, 1979. pp. 62. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt on. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.

95.00
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BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the author (77). Top edge gilt. […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel - Waiting-For-Godot
BECKETT, Samuel: Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme

Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme. Monday, 18 June, 1956.

75.00
BECKETT, Samuel Worstward Ho
BECKETT, Samuel: Worstward Ho

BECKETT, Samuel. Worstward. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 47. Green papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

65.00
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BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still. Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

Signed Limited Edition New York: Blue Moon, & London: John Calder, 1988. Folio. pp. [44]. Bound in quarter vellum parchment with a natural linen and cotton cloth stamped with a motif by the artist in eighteen-carat gold, backstrip lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered one to two hundred and 26 hors commerce […]

2,500.00

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