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Final and Posthumous Works

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First edition of The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett (London: Faber and Faber, 1986)

 

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First edition of As No Other Dare Fail (London: John Calder; New York: Riverrun Press, 1986).

This compilation by friends and admirers of Samuel Beckett to celebrate his 80th birthday was issued in a limited edition of 50 specially bound copies distributed as follows: Nos. 1-5 to Samuel Beckett, nos. 6-28 to the contributors, nos. 29-49 to Bertram Rota Ltd (for sale), and number 50 to John Calder (Publishers) Ltd. The Ransom Center copy is no. 45.

 

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First, limited edition of Beckett’s As the Story Was Told (Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], England: Rampant Lions Press, 1987).

Christopher Ricks chose and transcribed the variant readings in this edition. Number 75 of three hundred and twenty-five copies.

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