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MURPHY [Publisher's Copy]

MURPHY [Publisher's Copy]

by BECKETT, Samuel

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First American Edition
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New York: Grove Press, [1957]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine without dustwrapper, as issued. Cloth-backed boards. Beckett's first published novel, first published in England in 1938. Copy #22 of only 100 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound in gilt-stamped brown cloth and tan boards. Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset's copy with the following in his hand on the front endpaper: "publisher's copy/Barney Rosset - GROVE PRESS." Rosset introduced American readers to numerous significant writers, including Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and Stoppard. He led a successful legal battle to publish the uncensored version of D. H. Lawrence's novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, and later was the American publisher of Henry Miller's controversial novel TROPIC OF CANCER. The right to publish and distribute Miller's novel in the United States was affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1964, in a landmark ruling for free speech and the First Amendment.
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Murphy.

by BECKETT, Samuel.

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Used - Slightly cocked; spine very slightly faded; but a fresh, bright copy of a scarce book.
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First edition; second binding.
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London:: George Routledge,, [1938].. First edition; second binding.. publisher's green cloth, lacking the very scarce jacket., in custom folding box.. Slightly cocked; spine very slightly faded; but a fresh, bright copy of a scarce book.. 8vo,.
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Murphy

by BECKETT, SAMUEL

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Used - First Edition; publisher’s cloth; second issue binding. A very good copy in a custom cloth clamshell box.
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London: Routledge, 1938. First Edition; publisher’s cloth; second issue binding. A very good copy in a custom cloth clamshell box.
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Murphy

by BECKETT, Samuel

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New York: Grove Press, 1957. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, limited hardcover issue. Octavo. 282pp. Quarter cloth and paper-covered boards. Binding has slight tanning on boards, a near fine copy in publisher's very good or better unprinted acetate dust jacket as issued with a shallow chip at the crown and a short tear. Copy number 20 of 100 numbered specially bound, copies Signed by Samuel Beckett on the limitation page. A publisher's copy, with publisher Barney Rosset's note: "Publisher's Copy, Barney Rosset, Grove Press" written in his ink holograph on the front flyleaf. An elusive title in any dust jacket.
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Murphy

by BECKETT, Samuel

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(Paris): Bordas [sheets in Les Editions de Minuit wrappers], 1951. Softcover. Near Fine. First French edition, second issue binding, using the 1947 first edition sheets, printed for Bordas, but with wrappers printed by Editions de Minuit and issued 1951. According to *F&F* 145.01, this was "Published by Bordas... *MURPHY* in four years sold only 95 of the 3000 copies printed. M. Jerome Lindon took over the contract and unsold stock for the Editions de Minuit at the end of 1951." Octavo. White printed wrappers. Text in French. Acidic pages browned as usual, due to acidic paper, white wrappers lightly toned on spine and extremities edge of spine has narrow faint stain, partially unopened. Signed by Samuel Beckett on the title page. First book by Beckett to be translated into French, with Beckett's own translation. Elusive title in either issue, especially when signed by Beckett.
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Murphy a Novel
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Murphy a Novel

by Beckett, Samuel

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First American Edition
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New York: Grove Press, (1957). First American Edition . Hardcover. Fine/fine. 282p octavo, clothbound issue. Translated from the French by Patrick Bowles in collaboration with the author. Fine in very good or better dust jacket lightly toned on the spine and a small chip at the crown. Inscribed by Samuel Beckett on the title page to author Dan Pope, "for Dan Pope with all good wishes Samuel Beckett 16.2.88" Additionally signed by Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset beneath the publisher's imprint. Rarely encountered signed by Beckett.
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Murphy (Signed)
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Murphy (Signed)

by Beckett, Samuel

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Used - Very Good +
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First American edition
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New York: Grove Press, 1957. First American edition. Cloth. Very Good +/very good +. 8vo. Oatmeal clothbound book in price-intact dustwrapper. First US edition of the author's first novel. First published in 1938. 282 pp. A handsome very good plus copy with a few minor spots to the top edge, else a clean unmarked copy. The price intact dustwrapper is lightly toned at spine, else a near fine example. SIGNED by the author on the title page. While there was a small limited signed edition of this book of 100 copies put out by Grove Press, it is quite uncommon to find the trade edition signed.
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Murphy

by Beckett, Samuel

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Used - Original printed wrappers; glassine; unopened. Text evenly toned, otherwise fine
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First edition in French, second issue
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Paris: Bordas / Éditions de Minuit, 1954. First edition in French, second issue. 272 pp. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; glassine; unopened. Text evenly toned, otherwise fine. First edition in French, second issue. 272 pp. 8vo. Inscribed to the Targs. First French edition, second issue. Inscribed on the title page, "For William & Roslyn Targ with all good wishes Sam Beckett." Beckett's first novel, written in English and originally published in 1938. This French translation appeared 9 years later under the Bordas imprint. At the end of 1953 Les Éditions de Minuit acquired some 2750 unsold copies from Bordas, and in early 1954 they reissued them under their own wrappers. Roslyn Targ (1925-2017), was Beckett's longtime literary agent. Her husband, William Targ (1907-1999) was editor in chief at World Publishing and then Putnam's before founding his own imprint, Targ Editions; he was also a noted bibliophile and Beckett collector. The Targs enjoyed a friendly relationship with Beckett and paid him… Read More
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Murphy (Signed Limited Edition)
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Murphy (Signed Limited Edition)

by Beckett, Samuel

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First American edition
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New York: Grove Press, 1957. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 8vo. Cloth spine over paper-covered boards. 282 pp. First American edition of this novel that was first published in 1938. Limited edition, number 15 of only 100 specially bound and SIGNED copies. A clean very good example.in unprinted acetate dustwrapper.
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Murphy

Murphy

by Beckett Samuel

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Used - Good
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1re Edition Française
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Les Editions de Minuit (Bordas), 1947. Book. Good. Soft cover. 1re Edition Française. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In-8, broché, Bon Etat, édition originale française, premier tirage de Bordas en 1947 (daté) avec couverture de Minuit de 1950 (non datée) .
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Murphy.
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Murphy.

by BECKETT, Samuel.

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New York, Grove Press, 1957. . First American trade edition; 8vo; gift inscription on front free endpaper; publisher's taupe cloth, dust-jacket with design by Roy Kuhlman, spine slightly darkened, rubbed and frayed with slight loss to ends, otherwise a good example.` An interesting association copy of the first American edition of Murphy by Samuel Beckett, with the contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper from the writer, night-club owner, Beat publishing editor and all-round far-out man Jay Landesman, to the poet Deborah Love who would later marry Peter Matthiessen.
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MURPHY.

by Beckett, Samuel.

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Used - Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
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New York: Grove Press.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First American edition. Fine in close to fine dust jacket. (Couple tiny nicks in jacket. One nearly indiscernible soil mark on front cover of jacket. ) Superb copy. (B); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages .
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Murphy

Murphy

by BECKETT, Samuel

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(Paris): Les Editions de Minuit (using original title page and sheets of the 1947 Bordas edition), 1951. Softcover. Near Fine. First French edition, second issue binding using the 1947 first edition sheets printed for Bordas, but with wrappers printed by Editions de Minuit and distributed in 1951. Bordas sold only 95 copies of *Murphy* in four years, M. Jerome Lindon took over the contract and unsold stock for the Editions de Minuit at the end of 1951. Octavo. 205pp. White wrappers printed in blue and black. White wrappers are lightly tanned, text is evenly browned (printed on acidic paper), title page has a shallow chip at top edge where carelessly opened, a very good copy of a fragile publication. First book by Beckett to be translated into French (translation by Beckett). An elusive title in either issue.
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MURPHY.

by Beckett, Samuel.

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Used - Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Grove Press.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First American Edition. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. (Trace of light offsetting at edges of front end paper. Spine on jacket mildly age toned. A few short edge tears & shelf soiling at edges of dust jacket. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages .
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Murphy: A Novel

by Beckett, Samuel

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Grove Press. Unclipped DJ in archival cover, spine sun toned. First printing in America with Grove Press stamp Copyright 1957 on copyright page. . Fine. Hardcover. 1957.
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Murphy

Murphy

by Beckett, Samuel

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First Edition
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New York: Grove Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine in an about Near Fine jacket, unclipped ($3.50), generally toned, lightly soiled and rubbed. Cream cloth, toned at the spine, with brown ink lettering on the spine. Square and firmly bound, some stains at the top edge, clean internally. A Beckett English-language novel original published in 1938 about the "tragic life of Murphy in London.
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Murphy

by Samuel Beckett

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First Edition
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Grove Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First US Edition, First Printing. Not price-clipped ($3.50 price intact). Published by Grove Press, 1957. States "First Published 1938" on copyright page with publisher's stamp above states "Copyright 1957 Grove Press". Octavo. Tan cloth boards stamped in brown. Book is very good; clean with no writing or names. Spine straight and corners sharp. Binding tight and pages crisp. Dust jacket is very good with some spine toning and several small tears along edges. Owner initials written at top left corner of front panel. A scarce copy of the first US edition of this classic Samuel Beckett novel. 281 pages plus 2 pages of ads in rear. Book has been placed in a custom acetate protector. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ship with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with… Read More
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Murphy

Murphy

by Beckett, Samuel

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First French Edition
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Paperback
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Paris: Les Editions De Minuit / Bordas, 1951. First French Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Bound printed wrappers. First French edition, second issue with Le Editions De minuit wrappers. 201 pp. An early novel by Beckett. From the library of Robert M. Ockene with his name stamped on the front endpaper. Paper heavily tanned with age as often seen. Some general light handling wear. A very good example.
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Murphy

by BECKETT Samuel

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Paris: Bordas, 1947. Fine. Bordas, Paris 1947, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, sous couverture de remise en vente aux Editions de Minuit, il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Dos légèrement insolé sans gravité, une petite déchirure recollée en tête du second plat. [ENGLISH DESCRIPTION ON DEMAND]
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Murphy

by Beckett, Samuel

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First American Printing
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New York: Grove Press, 1957. First American Printing. Hardcover. Very good/good. Cloth in dust jacket, book very good with a touch of foxing & spottiness to top edge of boards and a few scattered fox marks to rear board, jacket good to very good, general mild darkening, tanning and toning to spine and panels, shallow chipping and light wear to top of spine and adjacent areas, mild rubbing and wear to bottom of spine, very mild rippling to front panel of jacket.
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