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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. 73696comp
    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

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  2. 118342
    First separate issue; the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear. Originally printed in the To-Day journal between April 1885 and March 1886, this edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. There is a second larger, variant issue, with the preliminary... Learn More
    £1,500

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  3. 72064
    First edition, first impression. With the bookplate of noted collector John Quinn. Learn More
    £175

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  4. 73386
    Third UK edition, revised. Originally published in 1886. Learn More
    £200

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  5. 72039
    First and second editions. The second edition with a new preface. Learn More
    £175

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  6. 73417
    First English language edition, first impression. This issue also contains works by Joseph Conrad, Arnold Bennett, and Sidney Webb. Learn More
    £175

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  7. 73702
    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

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  8. 73479
    The scarce Book Club issue, one of only 500 copies published in the same year as the first edition. Learn More
    £150

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  9. 73680
    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

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  10. 73705
    Page proofs, first state, hand-corrected by Shaw. The rare first state page proofs of Shaw's Preface to Three Plays by Brieux, which was published in 1911 by A. C. Fifield. Laurence located only 8 copies and notes "Shaw used copies of this proof state (and of the revised proof which followed) for purposes of translation... Learn More
    £1,560

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  11. 72045
    Reprint edition with a new preface. Learn More
    £225

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  12. 73686
    Three copies, in various states, of rehearsal or rough proof editions of Great Catherine, each inscribed by Shaw ("G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30") with a short explanation. Two copies are in an early state, with the Byron quote on the title uncorrected, and lacking a copyright line on the verso of the title. In his inscriptions,... Learn More
    £2,200

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  13. 73706
    Shaw's copy of the second rough proof copy, with two small ink corrections in his hand. Learn More
    £530

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  14. 72038
    Reprint of the 1914 edition. Learn More
    £70

    Stock Code: 72038

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  15. 77523
    A rare rough proof, one of only 25 rehearsal copies, preceding the first trade edition. Inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper, "To Sénor Julio Brouta for translation. Very private. G. B. S. 24th July 1929". When writing plays it was Shaw's normal practice to prepare rough proofs which would be corrected and reissued,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 77523

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