Samuel Beckett's first appearence in America. (1931)

BECKETT. SAMUEL. --- ELIOT. T. S. --- AUDEN. W. H. --- JOYCE. JAMES. --- WOOLF. VIRGINIA. Et al.

THE EUROPEAN CARAVAN. An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samuel Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey, and J. Bronowski. Part I: France, Spain, England, and Ireland.

Published: Brewer, Warren & Putnam. New York. 1931.

Date: 1931

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning and a few spots to endpapers, contents faintly toned. Cloth bright and fresh, an excellent copy in the jacket with tanned spine panel and a closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realised and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication.

£1250

Offered by Paul Foster