Lot 11: BECKETT, SAMUEL. Whoroscope.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: BECKETT, SAMUEL. Whoroscope. 8vo, original printed red wrappers, stapled as issued, some very light fading near edges, very small marginal dampstain on front cover, printed portion from original wrap-around band tipped onto front wrapper (as observed by Federman & Fletcher in reference to the Bibliothèque Nationale copy); ex-collection Donald Drapkin with his bookplate; custom 1/4 morocco folding case with onlaid cloth and leather Celtic design. Paris: The Hours Press, 1930
Notes: first edition of beckett's first book, limited to 300 copies, this the deluxe issue, number 247 of 100 signed by beckett. Beckett's first separately-published work, the recipient of the £10 prize for the best poem on the theme of "Time" in a competition organised by Nancy Cunard's The Hours Press. Federman & Fletcher 5.