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SHAW, George Bernard.

Rare books by George Bernard Shaw, including first editions of Pygmalion and signed first editions, original pamphlets and political tracts.

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  1. Cashel Byron's Profession. A novel.
    First edition, first impression, second issue with the blank leaf bound at the rear. With the author's long signed inscription to the title page dated 1921 giving interesting bibliographical information regarding the printing of the first impression and of the writing of this book. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 47045

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  2. Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.
    First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of To-Day, this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 73696

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  3. Widowers Houses.
    Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition, according to Laurence, of not more than 500 copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 73683

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  4. On Going to Church.
    First edition, pirated by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft movement. Inscribed by the author on the title page, I repudiate all responsibility for this bowdlerised piracy. Elbert Hubbard, who perpetrated it, is dead. Why not bury it with him? G. Bernard Shaw. 27/5/22. Additionally inscribed by Hubbard on the front... Learn More
    £1,400

    Stock Code: 73675

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  5. Love Among the Artists.
    The first edition in book form of Shaw's novel written in 1881; he had neglected to secure its American copyright. Learn More
    £280

    Stock Code: 73692

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  6. Three Plays for Puritans.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 72041

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  7. Three Plays for Puritans.
    First edition, first impression. With the bookplate of noted collector John Quinn. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 72064

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  8. Novels of His Nonage No. 4: Cashel Byron's Profession.
    Third UK edition, revised. Originally published in 1886. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 73386

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  9. Mrs. Warren's Profession. A Play in Four Acts.
    First separate edition, with a new preface be the author. "The text of the play was reprinted, without repagination, from the plates of Plays Unpleasant, 1898" (Laurence). Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 73698

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  10. 2 copies of The Common Sense of Municipal Trading.
    First and second editions. The second edition with a new preface. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 72039

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  11. The Author's Yearbook and Guide for 1904.
    First edition, first impression. Containing an unauthorised publication of Shaw's essay How to Make Plays Readable. Learn More
    £80

    Stock Code: 73482

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  12. Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction;
    First edition, first impression. In addition to Shaw's contribution, this annual features stories by several popular authors, including Rider Haggard and George Sims. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 72031

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  13. The Author's Apology.
    First US edition, first printing. Unauthorised. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 72069

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  14. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets.
    First English language edition, first impression. This issue also contains works by Joseph Conrad, Arnold Bennett, and Sidney Webb. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 73417

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  15. Passion, Poison, and Petrification; or, The Fatal Gazogene.
    First appearance in print, excerpted from Harry Furniss's Christmas Annual. John Quinn's copy of an extract of Passion, Poison, and Petrification, a one-act play to benefit The Actor's Orphanage, taken from Harry Furniss's Christmas Annual for 1905. Against Shaw's objection bookseller Charles Farmer offered such excerpts,... Learn More
    £160

    Stock Code: 73702

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  16. Dramatic Opinions and Essays.
    First edition, first impression. This unauthorised edition contains 113 of Shaw's criticisms published in the Saturday Review between 1895 and 1898. The first authorised edition was published in 1907. This set is in lovely condition and contains the bookplates of noted collector John Quinn. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 72065

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  17. John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara:
    The scarce Book Club issue, one of only 500 copies published in the same year as the first edition. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 73479

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  18. Statement of the Evidence in Chief of George Bernard Shaw,
    One of only 250 copies privately printed by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh. Inscribed by Shaw on the half title page to Frances Noyes Hart; The Committee refused to accept this statement; and there was a very pretty row about it which is fully described in the preface to the Shewing up of Blanco Posnet. G. Bernard Shaw. London.... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 72022

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  19. Mr. Mallock's Ideals.
    First edition, first impression. Scarce. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 73422

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  20. Press Cuttings:
    First edition, fourth impression, with the price on the wrapper reading Price One Shilling net and publisher's imprint on title of Constable and Company. With the bookplate of John Quinn. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 73680

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