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London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. Tan cloth, lettered in blue. Spine cocked and somewhat rubbed and a bit darkened, engraved bookplate on front pastedown (Sir George Bull, Baronet of Hammersmith), modest tanning at edges, faint discoloration to top stain, otherwise a good, sound copy, without the rare dust jacket. Item #WRCLIT71553

First edition of Beckett's first collection of short fiction, by most assessments his scarcest trade publication. The edition consisted of approximately 1500 copies, of which only a third sold. Beckett was reluctant to allow its reprinting, finally relenting only in 1966 for the "Hors Commerce" edition for scholars, which paved the way for the public editions of later years. F&F 16.

Price: $4,250.00