Murphy. First US Edition (1957)
Book ID: 63028
Murphy. New York: Grove Press, 1957. First US Edition. Linen cloth boards, title lettered in brown to spine, in publisher’s cream dust jacket printed in black with design by Roy Kuhlman. Light spotting to boards, jacket & contents pages in fine condition.
A lovely copy of the first American traded edition. The Grove Press also printed a limited edition of 100 copies signed by Beckett in the same year.
Murphy was written in English & published in London in 1938. Later translated into French by Beckett and published in Paris in 1947. The comic genius of Beckett, acclaimed in Waiting for Godot, re-emerges in this his third prose fiction work.