Paris / "Made in Great Britain" (publisher's rubberstamp): Shakespeare and Company, 1929.
Softcover. First edition, English(?) issue, published by Shakespeare and Company in Paris with publisher's rubberstamp: "Made in Great Britain" at lower margin of title page. Small octavo. Printed wrappers. Printed wrappers. Ink owner name on the front flyleaf (“Charles Forman Brown”) and linoleum-cut bookplate of musician Max Hughes on verso of half-title page, moderate toning and rubbing at extremities of the wrappers, some creasing on front wrap and toning on the cheap acidic paper, an about very good copy of a fragile publication. Contains Samuel Beckett's essay, "Dante... Bruno. Vico... Joyce" (on Joyce's "Work in Progress"), being Beckett's first appearance in any book. Also contains the first book appearance of extracts from "Work in Progress," by James Joyce, including a passage that was not included in *Finnegans Wake*. Inscribed by Beckett: "for Dan Pope, Samuel Beckett" at the first page of Beckett's contribution, at the top margin of the page. Very uncommon signed.