First Edition of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot; Signed by Him
Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.
Item Number: 101780
London: Faber and Faber, 1956.
First British edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Samuel Beckett on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. Translated by Beckett from the original French. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
“One of the most influential plays of the post-war period” and a central document of the Absurdist school, Waiting for Godot earned Beckett worldwide acclaim (Drabble, 1038). “Beckett’s work invented an entirely new theatrical language, palpable and comprehensible images of the absurd, and unforgettable metaphors of the human condition” (Hollier, 1010). "One of the true masterpieces of the century" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times).