298
298
Beckett, Samuel 
EN ATTENDANT GODOT. PIÈCE EN DEUX ACTES. PARIS: LES EDITIONS DE MINUIT, 1952
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 2,375 USD
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298
Beckett, Samuel 
EN ATTENDANT GODOT. PIÈCE EN DEUX ACTES. PARIS: LES EDITIONS DE MINUIT, 1952
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 2,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Beckett, Samuel 
EN ATTENDANT GODOT. PIÈCE EN DEUX ACTES. PARIS: LES EDITIONS DE MINUIT, 1952
8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.; 19.3 x 12.2 cm). Uncut; ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Original printed wrappers; spine lightly sunned. 

[With]: Waiting for Godot. New York: Grove Press, 1954. 8vo (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.; 21 x 12.5 cm). Inscribed by Audrey Wood, and dated 1955, with her ownership stamp. Original black cloth, original dust jacket; small stain to front panel, jacket a little rubbed at edges, spine panel lightly sunned. First American edition.

[With]: Waiting for Godot. London: Faber and Faber, 1956. 8vo (8 x 4 3/4 in.; 20.5 x 12 cm). Original yellow cloth, original dust jacket; jacket a little rubbed at edges, spine panel lightly sunned. First English edition.
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Literature

Gerald Bordman, Oxford Companion to American Theater, p. 724

R.J. Davis, Samuel Beckett, 52A1-54A1.18

Federman & Fletcher, 373, 373.1


Catalogue Note

Together three first editions of one of the most influential plays of the twentieth century. The first American edition is inscribed by the famous agent Audrey Wood. Wood represented many of America's leading playwrights during her time, among them Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Robert Anderson, and Arthur Kopit. 

In 1988, Robin Williams starred in a production of Waiting for Godot, which was directed by Mike Nichols, and also featured Steve Martin and F. Murray Abraham.  It was this role that helped expose Williams' preformative breadth, and established his place as a serious actor capable of moving beyond the comedic and into more dramatic roles. (see lot 240)  

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York