Poems 1930-1989. With Previously Unpublished Poetry and Translations. London: Calder Publications, 2002. Bound in quarter goatskin, marbled boards. Raised bands, hand tooled compartments, top edge gilt. Housed in publisher's slipcase. Fine as issued.
Limited Edition of 100 Numbered Copies (this #1) With frontispiece lithograph 'Images of Samuel Beckett' by Louis Le Brocquy, Signed by the Artist on the colophon.
This edition includes previously uncollected poems and translations as well as some material hitherto unpublished. A nice association work. Le Brocquy held a huge reverence for Beckett’s writings and could quote him at length, the writer at the same time was interested in Le Brocquy’s creative vision. The artist painted several representation of Beckett between 1979 and 2005. 'I'm simply trying to discover, to uncover, aspects of the Beckettness of Beckett...' (Le Brocquy, October 1979)