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: by May 1924.
Source: TCD College Calendar
Molière: L'Avare
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1918
8th ed.
G. Lanson (ed.)
Location: Currently for sale at Peter Harrington, London [april 2016]
Inscription: 'Samuel B. Beckett / Trinity College / Dublin. / Hilary Term - 1924'
Inscription: 'Daniel de W. Rogers. / T.C.D. / Michaelmas Term 1950.'
Notes: - The inscription is followed by a second ownership inscription by the linguist Prof. Daniel de Warrenne Rogers, dated 1950, and a stamped seal of the second-hand bookstore 'Fred Hanna Ltd' (Nassau Street). - The volume contains the menu for the Summer Commencements Dinner, 2 July 1959 (signed by Beckett and four others, notably Walter Starkie, professor of Spanish and Italian), which was the occasion on which Beckett received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at Trinity College, Dublin. - The TCD Calendars mention another edition: Molière: L'Avare, edited by Alfred Thomas Baker, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1918. - Marginalia: notes primarily in Beckett's hand but some made by Rogers, mainly translations of difficult vocabulary. - Scans: only a sample of the 19 annotated pages are included here, the original book is for sale at Peter Harrington, London.
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Available scans cover, inscription, tp, 64, 65, 70, 71, 99, 103, 108, 149, 154, insert_cover, insert_signed.