Auction 354 Foreign Literature - French

BECKETT, S. En attendant Godot. Pièce en deux actes. (Paris), Les Éditions de Minuit, 1952. 163, (1) pp. Or. wrappers printed in blue and black. -- Added: The same work. (Later printing of 1st ed.). (Paris), Les Éditions de Minuit, 1952 (=1954). 163, (1) pp. W. 2 plates with illustrations. Or. wrappers printed in blue and black. -- 2 vols. (Both vols. with spines and edges of covers a bit browned, first edition w. a few small stains on wrappers and bottom of spine slightly chipped, text of both vols. browned as usual).

Ad 1: The first trade edition of Beckett's first published play, printed in 2500 copies, and the defining text of the Theatre of the Absurd. The trade edition was printed on a poor quality stock, that has in almost all cases become browned and embrittled. Federman & Fletcher 259.

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