Item #326130 Watt. Samuel Beckett.

Barney Rosset’s Copy


New York: Grove Press, [1959].

First American edition. Copy number 2 of 4 numbered copies marked hors commerce and signed by Beckett. 254 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Barney Rosset’s Copy. Quarter cloth gilt and paper covered boards. Fine copy without dust jacket as issued Item #326130

This is copy number 2 of 4 numbered copies, marked hors commerce, and signed by Beckett (presumably Beckett was given copy number 1).
Additionally this copy is signed by Barney Rosset, the founder and owner of Grove Press, and is noted as being from his personal library: ""From the library of Barney Rosset - Grove Press. Barney Rosset, Nov. 6, 1991."
The limited edition consisted of 30 specially bound hard cover copies: 26 lettered copies, and four hors commerce copies. It is hard to overstate the importance of Rosset in promoting the publication of important out-of-the-mainstream literature and especially in the careers of Beckett, Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and many, many more.
A rare book in this state.

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