The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett. Limited Signed Edition (1970)
Author: Samuel Beckett
Book ID: 65932
The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett. New York: Grove Press, 1970. First Edition, Limited Issue. Sixteen Volumes. Publisher’s black cloth, spine and front cover stamped and lettered in gold. A fine bright set.
Limited to 200 Numbered Copies. This set being Number One, Signed by Samuel Beckett on the colophon page to ‘Waiting for Godot.’
The Grove Beckett set was issued in late 1970 in a trade edition and this signed limited version. The sets were sold at $59.50 for the ordinary set and $125 for the signed limited one.
Beckett, born in 1906, grew up in the South Dublin suburb. His family lived in a large house ‘Cooldrinagh’ on Kerrymount Avenue, until 1927. The world-famous avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet lived in Paris for most of his adult life. But much of his work betrayed his deep roots in Dublin. Beckett won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
This set was given to Beckett by the publisher’s, Grove Press.