“WITH ALL GOOD WISHES SAMUEL BECKETT”
BECKETT, Samuel. Whoroscope. Paris, 1930.
Limited first edition, number 130 of only 300 copies issued, an exceptionally rare presentation/association copy of Beckett's "first separately published work," written in Paris in June 1930—"a milestone for Beckett"—inscribed on the limitation page by him, "For William Targ With all good wishes Samuel Beckett (40 years later)," in original wrappers. Famed editor, publisher and bibliophile William Targ, who placed Beckett first in his list of "top ten" authors to collect, was hailed as "a modern Dr. Johnson," and often visited with Beckett on annual trips to Paris. $12,500.