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    Samuel Beckett. Molloy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First English-language edition, translated by Patrick Bowels in collaboration with the author; association copy, inscribed by Beckett on the title-page: "For Hugo Manning / very cordially / Samuel Beckett / Paris, March / 1972." Octavo (7 x 5.125 inches; 178 x 130 mm.). 241, [1, blank], [1, printer's note], [5, blank] pages (note: page 1 and 2 are blank). Publisher's perfect binding in original plain white wrappers; in original dust jacket. Spine very gently skewed and slightly rolled toward the crown with some minor creasing; fore edge of front wrapper very faintly discolored; trace very minor soiling. Rear hinge starting; front hinge possibly strengthened toward upper edge; small, faint splash to preliminary blank. Dust jacket edges lightly worn with small nicks to the edges of the spine folds; folds creased and lightly worn; bottom edge of the front panel softly creased. Very good. First volume of "The Trilogy," followed by Malone Dies and The Unnamable. Hugo Manning, a poet, journalist and mystic, was a life-long friend of Jorge-Luis Borges after living in Buenos Aires from 1939 to 1942; his papers are held at the Harry Ransom Center. From the Marilyn R. Duff Collection.

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