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Samuel Beckett: A Celebration


The Trilogy
Extract from Molloy "Extract from Molloy," in Merlin, 2 (Autumn 1953).

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold.

Molloy. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, [1951].

Number 78 of 500 numbered copies specially printed for "Les Amis des Éditions de Minuit." This copy is specially inscribed by Samuel Beckett to Joseph Gold.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
Molloy: a Novel; translated from the French by Patrick Bowles in collaboration with the author. Paris: Collection Merlin, The Olympia Press, [1955].

Patrick Bowles was part of the young group of aspiring authors associated with the magazine Merlin and had the difficult task of collaborating on the translation of Beckett's novel into English with the author. This copy is inscribed by Samuel Beckett to Joseph Gold.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
Malone meurt Malone meurt. [Paris]: Éditions de Minuit, [1951].

First edition of the second volume in Beckett's trilogy of novels written in French.

Malone Dies: a novel. New York: Grove Press, [1956].

Not satisfied with Patrick Bowles's work on Molloy, Beckett produced his own translation into English of Malone Meurt. Grove Press published the first edition in several different issues; this copy is number 106 of a hard-bound limited edition of 500 copies.
L'innommable L'innommable. Paris: Editions de Minuit, [1953.]

First edition of the third and final novel in Beckett's French trilogy.

The Unnamable; translated from the French by the author. New York: Grove Press, [1958.]
First American edition

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold
"Mahood," in La Nouvelle Review Française, 1 (February 1953).

Extract from L'innommable.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold.

Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable: Three novels.
New York: Grove Press, [1959].

First collected edition of Beckett's trilogy of novels in English translation.

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold


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