“Let's go." "We can't." "Why not?" "We're waiting for Godot": First Edition of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot; Inscribed by Him
Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.
Item Number: 21046
London: Faber and Faber, 1956.
First British edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page “For Dr. Murray with all good wishes Samuel Beckett Paris July 1981.” From the library of Irish book collector Dr. Philip Murray, author of The Adventures of a Book Collector. Some offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the spine. Translated by Beckett from the original French. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Beckett.
“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).