BECKETT, Samuel. Murphy. London, 1938. 8o. Original green cloth, spine gilt lettered (minor fading to spine); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, of Beckett's first novel, one of 1500 copies (of these some 618 copies were sold through 1941; about 882 copies were remaindered as cheap editions from 1942). "The question of possible binding variants is somewhat obscure... All copies examined were bound in smooth green cloth." Federman & Fletcher 25; Texas/Beckett 76.