Item #326131 Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 acts. Samuel Beckett.
Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 acts
Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 acts
Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 acts

Beckett’s Masterpiece, Inscribed

Waiting for Godot. Tragicomedy in 2 acts.

New York: Grove Press, [1954].

First edition in English (translated by the author), preceding the British edition. Illustrated with portrait and three leaves of stills from the stage production. Pagination irregular. [vii] pp.; 7-60 ff. (numbered on left page); [5] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Beckett’s Masterpiece, Inscribed. Black cloth. Fine in fine photographic dust jacket with slightest toning at the spine and a tiny tear. Quarter morocco and cloth clamshell case Item #326131

Inscribed by Beckett, "for Dan Pope from Sam Beckett".
Additionally signed by Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset. The preferred issue of the English text of Beckett's most famous title, one of the great works of the world stage, and decidedly uncommon signed. A major innovation in modern drama, possibly the most important play of the 20th Century, and certainly the first theatrical success of the Theatre of the Absurd. Waiting for Godot was the play that secured Beckett's lasting fame. No matter that he'd been publishing since the 1920s or was Joyce's amanuensis. This play in which "nothing happens" set him on a course that led to the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
A beautiful inscribed copy.

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