* [BECKETT, Samuel]. Autograph letter signed ("Samuel Beckett"), to Mr. Smythe. Paris, 6 July 1883.
1 page, oblong 12mo (80 x 127 mm), on personal stationery. -- [With:] Autograph letter signed ("Samuel Beckett"), to Mr. Smythe. Paris, 23 July 1883. 1 page, oblong 12mo (80 x 127 mm), on personal stationery.
Beckett reports: "I have no Yeats items," and thanks Smythe for sending him copies of Theatre Business. "USA publication rights for all my work, theatre & non-theatre, are with Grove Press, NYC. UK publication rights fro the former (theatre) are with Faber & Faber, London. For the latter with John Calder, London. Rights for the playlet 'Come and Go' are exceptionally with Calder. I have no general agent." Smythe founded his publishing firm in 1966, specializing in Irish literature.
Estimate $ 800-1,200
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California