Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: February 1930.
The lines in the margin indicate either Beckett's reading or his friend Jean Beaufret's. The copy first belonged to Beaufret who was reading it together with Beckett. It is, thus, difficult to determine the author of these non-verbal traces.
Source: John Pilling, A Samuel Beckett Chronology, p. 23.
Descartes, René: Choix de textes
Paris: Louis-Michaud Editions, n.d.
Les grands philosophes français et étrangers
L. Debricon (ed.)
Inscription: 'Jean Beaufret'
Notes: - the book is inscribed by Jean Beaufret, and it appears as if the marginal notes were made by him, although notes on the back cover could be in SB's hand; - page with handwritten notes inserted page 200-201, appears to be by Beaufret
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Available scans cover, inscription, tp, cp, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 46, 47, 74, 75, 94, 95, 96, 97, 106, 107, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 200, 200insertrecto, 200insertverso, 201, backflyleaf, backcover.