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 October 1924.
Beckett possibly acquired this Bible as soon as his Italian courses started. In October 1924, judging by the inscription.
La Sacra Bibbia
Roma: Società Biblica Britannica e Forestiera, 1924
Inscription: 'S. B. Beckett / Trinity College / Dublin'
Notes: All marginalia in blue ink are references to Voltaire's Lettres d'Amabed, notably the footnotes to the Troisième lettre du journal d'Amabed (Van Hulle and Nixon 2013, p. 181).
In the manuscript of En attendant Godot on page 05r, Lévy (Estragon) describes the maps of 'The Holy Land' in the Bible in a way that is a good match with the map in this copy.
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Available scans cover, inscription, tp, map, 27, 52, 56, 57, 816, 819, 820, 822, 824, 830, 846, 1090, 1101, 1115, 1172, 1173.