Our Exagmination Round his Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress (1929)
Book ID: 65265
Our Exagmination Round his factification for incamination of Work in Progress. By Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Thomas McGreevy, John Rodker, and others. With Letter of Protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. London: Faber, 1929. First English Edition. Pp, 194, uncut. Light blue cloth binding, gilt title on spine; light shelf-wear to cloth with cloth separating along outer hinge of spine; contents in good condition.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF ‘THE FIRST APOLOGIA FOR FINNEGANS WAKE’ (Ellmann, 626), which includes Samuel Beckett’s important essay, ‘Dante… Bruno. Vico.. Joyce’, and a passage from Work in Progress not incorporated into the final text of Finnegans Wake. The Faber edition was made up of sheets from the first edition of the book, published in Paris by Shakespeare and Company (1929).
Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce. It was Samuel Beckett’s first appearance in print.
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