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    Samuel Beckett. Watt. [Paris]: The Olympia Press, 1953. First edition, ordinary issue, limited to 1,000 copies (following twenty-five on fine paper), of which this is number 489, and inscribed by the author: "for / Philip Matthew Morahan / Samuel Beckett / 26. 5. 86. [?]" Octavo (7.125 x 5.125 inches; 182 x 129 mm.). 254, [2], pages. Publisher's perfect binding in the original dark red wrappers; all edges trimmed. Corners bumped; soft creasing, particularly at backstrip where pasted over gatherings; little hole at front wrapper; tiny chip to rear bottom corner, with smaller scratches and gouges to front wrapper, backstrip, resulting in partial loss of color. Edges of text block toned; some surface scratches; spot soiling to top edge. Regular age yellowing of pages. Very good. From the Marilyn R. Duff Collection.

    More Information: "There have been printed of this work one thousand one hundred twenty-five copies, of which twenty-five are on fine paper, lettered from A to Y and signed by the author, and eleven hundred, intended for general circulation," verso of the half-title.

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