Beckett, Samuel. (Robert Ryman, illustrator).
Limited Editions Club, ( 1989), n.p.
27.5 cm., 128, (1 colophon) pp. Aquatint plates
Probably the enigmatic Beckett’s most enigmatic work, first published in French as “Mal vu Mal Dit,” then published in English by Grove press. Perhaps more than any other LECpublication, the illustrations are perfectly in tune with the work. This is #77 in a limited edition of 550 copies, signed by Beckett and Ryman. Bound in publisher’s full Nigerian morocco, with gold cover and spine lettering, in custom clamshell box, as issued. Prospectus laid in. Fine condition in clamshell box. A comparable copy sold at Swann’s in 2021 for $2125. I know it’s not a maritime book, but it came in with some other Limited Editions Club voyages (see below) and, what the heck. It’s Beckett!