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Beckett, Samuel
ENGLISH AND FRENCH EDITIONS OF ROCKABY, BOTH INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPIES:
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157
Beckett, Samuel
ENGLISH AND FRENCH EDITIONS OF ROCKABY, BOTH INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPIES:
Estimate
2,5005,000
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Beckett, Samuel
ENGLISH AND FRENCH EDITIONS OF ROCKABY, BOTH INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPIES:
Berceuse suivi de Impromptu d'Ohio. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1982, first editions in French of Rockaby and Ohio Impromptu, one of a few hors commerce copies (in addition to the main edition of 99 on vélin d'Arches), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO DANIEL LABEILLE ON THE TITLE PAGE ("For Daniel | with all good wishes | Sam | April 1982"), original paper covers in glassine; Rockaby and other short pieces. New York: Grove Press, 1981, first edition, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO DANIEL LABEILLE ON THE TITLE PAGE ("For Daniel | affectionately | from Sam | London | 6.12.82"), paper covers;  8vo (2)
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The drama professor Daniel Labeille produced the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s  Rockaby at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York on 8 April 1981 (see previous lot). The play was written in response to a personal request from Daniel Labeille in a letter of March 1980 that Beckett consider writing an original piece for the occasion. "Beckett replied 'A new piece for the occasion if I possibly can. I doubt it.' Yet, in spite of his doubts, by the beginning of August, a very beautiful short play, Rockaby, had emerged..." (James Knowlson, Damned to Fame. The Life of Samuel Beckett).

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