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BECKETT, Samuel.

Murphy.

Stock Code
101206
New York, Grove Press, 1957
£1,250

An important association copy of this Samuel Beckett's first published novel, set in London & Dublin during the initial decades of the Irish Republic. The author has inscribed this copy on the title-page 'for George & Jean [Reavey]/affectionately/from Sam/Paris'. Russian-born Irish poet & publisher George Reavey served as Beckett's first literary agent, and was an early champion of Murphy, lending his own copy of the 1938 edition to Grove/Evergreen to be tipped up and used as the template for their edition. His wife Jean Reavey was a playwright and occasional surrealist poet in her own right, and was often present at meetings between George Reavey & Samuel Beckett.

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Description

First American trade edition, Evergreen softcover issue, signed presentation copy from the author; 8vo; publisher's printed wrappers, very good.

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