London: Enitharmon Press, 1972. Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/137. Folio (16 x 12 1/2"). , 7, pp. Uncut. Original paper folder with enclosing flap, and title embossed on front. Folder in its protective beige linen chemise with burgundy-stamped title on front cover and spine. Folder and chemise housed in a matching slipcase. Tissue-guarded etched frontispiece signed in pencil by Avigdor Arikha. Title page in grey and black lettering. Limitation page signed by Samuel Beckett. Text printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press on handmade paper by J. Barcham Green.
Splendidly illustrated with three original etchings (including frontispiece) by Avigdor Arikha - each hand signed in pencil by the artist at lower right corner - the text of "The North" comprises the penultimate paragraph of "The Lost Ones" with minor variants from the full edition in English.
One of 137 signed and numbered copies, of which this is No. 116.
Some soiling along fore-edge of slipcase, and at lower spine of chemise. Minor stain at lower margin of limitation page (not affecting lettering). Slipcase and chemise in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42387