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Final and Posthumous Works

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First English edition of Company (London: John Calder, 1980).

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First American edition of Company (New York: Grove Press, 1980).

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Compagnie (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1980). One of 106 numbered copies of Alfamousse.

First edition of the author’s French translation of Company.


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First edition of Mal vu mal dit (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1981). One of 114 numbered copies on Alfamousse.


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Signed, incomplete typescript of “Ill Seen Ill Said,” 1981, 5pp. Inscribed by Beckett on the last page: “From my translation of Mal vu mal dit, 1981.”

This typescript, with autograph revisions throughout, includes paragraphs 22-26, 31-33, and 47-61 (the final fifth of the book) and shows many variants from the published text.

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First appearance in English of “Ill Seen Ill Said,” in The New Yorker, 5 October 1981.


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First edition of Ill Seen Ill Said, translated from French by the author (New York: Grove Press, 1981).

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Title page of Ill Seen Ill Said (Northridge: Lord John Press, 1982). One of 299 numbered copies, signed by the author. Designed and printed in two colors in Bembo type on mouldmade Bugrabutten. Binding by Bela Blau.

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First English edition of Ill Seen Ill Said, translated from French by the author (London: John Calder, 1982).

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