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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. 73675
    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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  3. Selected Passages.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures -... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 103503

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  4. i1
    First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to the actor Fewlass Llewellyn (1886-1941), "To Fewlass Llewellyn, the creator of Gilbey (see p. 170), from Bernard Shaw. 5th June 1914." Llewellyn played the character of Robin Gilbey in the first production of Fanny's... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 103412

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  5. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
    Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 114626

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  6. Bernard Shaw Through the Camera.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his gardener, Henry Higgs, on the half-title, "Ayot Saint Lawrence, 8th August 1948. To Harry Higgs, who will find his portrait as one of my most faithful friends and helpers on page 39, G. Bernard Shaw". Henry Higgs (1874-1961) spent several decades... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 103487

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  7. 134368
    Typed letter signed by George Bernard Shaw to Edmund Gurney, the actor playing Alfred Doolittle in the upcoming English premier of Pygmalion. Shaw was very unhappy with Gurney's portrayal of the character, which he observed in rehearsal - he writes that he wrote the part specially for him, and he should not let it be played... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 134368

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