First edition of Footfalls (London: Faber and Faber, 1976). Illustrated on the front cover with a photograph of Samuel Beckett by Jerry Bauer.
Pas (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1977). One of 135 numbered copies on vélin Arches of a total edition of 227.
First edition of Beckett’s translation into French of Footfalls (Pas).
“Sketch for Radio Play” in Stereo Headphones: An Occasional Magazine of the New Poetries, No. 7, Spring 1976.
This is the first appearance of this radio play, later collected as Radio I in Ends and Odds, published by Grove Press in 1976 and Faber & Faber in 1977.
The inside front cover reproduces an etching by Avigdor Arikha, “Samuel Beckett Seated: 1972.” The back cover has John Christie’s “Molloy’s Solution to the 16 [sucking] stones + Tribute Text to Samuel B. by Nicholas Zurbrugg.”
First collected edition of Ends and Odds. Eight New Dramatic Pieces (New York: Grove Press, 1976).
This collection contains, as “Ends,” the stage plays Not I, That Time, and Footfalls, and the television play Ghost Trio; as “Odds,” two pieces for theater (Theatre I and Theatre II) and two for radio (Radio I and Radio II). Ghost Trio is printed here for the first time in book form.