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Waiting for Godot

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Waiting for Godot, with fourteen original etchings by Dellas Henke, (Iowa City, 1979). One of seven copies signed by Samuel Beckett.

The edition, limited to 40 copies on Arches paper, was printed by the artist between May 1977 and July 1979. The types, Bembo and Centaur, were handset by Margaret Zillioux-Henke. Each of the full-page etchings is numbered and signed. Laid in are three original drawings, preparatory studies for illustrations: two in ink and one in pencil.


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First English edition of Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts. (London: Faber and Faber [1956]). Inscribed by Beckett to Jake Schwartz.


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Acting edition of Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (London: Samuel French [1957]). The text of the play contains, in addition to Beckett’s stage directions, more detailed instructions concerning the actors’ movements.

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