Hamburg: Raamin-Presse, 1976. Quadflieg, Roswtha. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 37 p. Signed by Artist. Fine. Item #CNJL505
Limited edition of 170 signed/numbered copies, this no. 91, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST/BOOK DESIGNER, Roswtha Quadfleig (b. 1949). She founded the Raamin-press in 1973, publishing works of literature printed with original graphics in limited editions; she was both the designer of this volume and the artist for the 11 woodcut illustrations. This story by Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), "The Expelled", deals with rejection, following the narrator as he tries to find a new place for himself while presenting his bitterness and anger towards many things in the world; Beckettt was renowned for his writing which often had a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence; he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. ***DESCRIPTION: Brown laid paper boards with a blind-embossed decoration and the author's name on the front, blind-embossed lettering on the spine, ivory endpapers, sepia woodcuts scattered throughout the text, 170 numbered and signed copies per the colophon page, this no. 91, signed by Roswtha Quadflieg, illustrator and book designer, text in German; quarto in size (approximately 11.5" tall), pagination: (1)-35, blank (36), colophon (37). ***CONDITION: Fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings - it is clean, crisp, as new. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.