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MURPHY [Publisher's Copy]

by BECKETT, Samuel

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Used - Near Fine without dustwrapper, as issued
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First American Edition
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Hardcover
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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 - Original printed wrappers, glassine, unopened. Fine
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First French edition, first issue, one approximately 250 copies
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New York, New York
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Paris: Bordas, 1947. First French edition, first issue, one approximately 250 copies in the Bordas wrappers. 201 pp. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, glassine, unopened. Fine. First French edition, first issue, one approximately 250 copies in the Bordas wrappers. 201 pp. 8vo. First issue wrappers, inscribed to Bill and Roslyn Targ. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page, "For William & Roslyn Targ/ with all good wishes/ Samuel 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.… Read More
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Murphy

by Beckett, Samuel

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Used - Original printed wrappers; glassine; unopened. Text evenly toned, otherwise fine
Edition
First edition in French, second issue
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New York, New York
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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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