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1 Shaw, George Bernard Back to Methusaleh
New York Brentano's 1921 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Brentano's, 1921. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition of one of Shaw's greatest plays. Beginning in the Garden of Eden in 4004 B.C. (Bishop Usher's reckoning of the age of the world), it stretches "As far as Thought can reach" - about 32,000 years. The great Irish playwright is prolix, but manages to pull it off in a mere 300 pages. Green cloth binding, showing mild wear, with a darkened spine. "Methuselah" on the paper spine label has faded but is readable. Contemporary (1921) previous-owner signature on FFEP. Clean text, mildly foxed here and there, particularly on the endpapers. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Shaw, George Bernard Cashel Byron's Profession
New York Brentano's 1899 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Brentano's, 1899. The great Irish playwright's first work, a novel. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, unauthorized by Shaw, who would regain his copyright with another American edition two years later. Blue cloth binding with blindstamping and gilt lettering (a bit faded on the spine). 330 pages. Deckled edges. Cloth somewhat rubbed at the margins. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 Shaw, George Bernard Cashel Byron's Profession. Newly Revised with Several Prefaces and an Essay on Prizefighting. Also The Admirable Bashville or Constancy Unrewarded Being the Novel of Cashel Byron's Profession Done Into a Stage Play in Three Acts and in Blank Verse
Chicago Herbert S. Stone & Co 1901 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co, 1901. This is the "Authorized Edition" of the great Irish playwright's first book. First American Edition Thus. The previous American printings were pirated; Shaw added more material to obtain American copyright protection. This is a Very Good copy. Brown cloth binding with black lettering, blindstamped front cover with the figure of a prize-fighter in white. Untrimmed pages; gilt topedge (somewhat faded); faint waterstain on the bottom of the spine; mild bumps to corners. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY: an attractive contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down identifies this copy from the library of Ella Woodward Foote (b. 1857), a California poet (work available in LoC). No dustjacket. Withal, an attractive copy of an important work by Shaw. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Shaw, George Bernard Don Juan in Hell. From Man and Superman By Bernard Shaw
New York Dodd, Mead 1952 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1952. Dramatic text of one of the most famous theatrical productions of the 20th century - the Paul Gregory production starring Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, and Agnes Moorehead, adapted from Shaw's "Man and Superman." This is a Near Fine copy of the 4th Printing.Black cloth binding with red lettering. Clean text, illustrated with photographs from the production. Mild bump to one corner. The dustjacket has been clipped, shows a bit of edgewear, and the red spine has faded. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Shaw, George Bernard Dramatic Opinions and Essays (Volume Two)
New York Brentano's 1928 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Brentano's, 1928. Volume One only of a Later Printing by Shaw's American publisher. "Containing As Well A Word on the Dramatic Opinions and Essays of Bernard Shaw by James Huneker." This is a Very Good Plus copy. Green cloth binding with minor wear at the margins. The paper spine label is still bright. Clean text, tanning on the endpapers; 470 pages. The fragile dustjacket, not often seen, is Very Good Minus, with chipping along the edges. Although complete, it is weak, and is now preserved in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Shaw, George Bernard Love Among the Artists
Chicago Herbert S. Stone and Company 1900 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company, 1900. The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) also wrote novels; unfortunately, they were rather successful. He wrote "Love Among the Artists in 1881 as a serial where "a youthful Shaw describes his views on the arts, romantic love and the practicalities of matrimony. Dilettantes, he thinks, can love and settle down to marriage, but artists with real genius are too consumed by their work to fit that pattern" (from the Wikipedia entry). This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with a stamped decorative cover and lettering in a darker green. Clean text; 443 pages. Minor bumping to corners and a tear to the top of the spine; stain on the rear cover. A previous owner has pasted two photographs of GBS to the FFEP (rather famous "mug-shots" of a young, intense, almost Rasputin-like Shaw). One of the endpapers has split, but is holding nicely. Basically a sound copy, but due to these several minor defects, not for the advanced collector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Shaw, George Bernard Shaw on Dickens
New York Frederick Ungar 1985 0804424942 / 9780804424943 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Frederick Ungar, 1985. A collection of Shaw's prinipal commentaries on Charles Dickens. Includes first publication of a 6000-word essay. Edited and introduced by Dan H. Laurence and Martin Quinn. A Fine copy of the First Edition. Tan cloth binding with gilt lettering. The DJ has a bit of edgewear at the top of the spine and a 3/4" closed tear and a wrinkle on the top of the front panel, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Shaw, George Bernard Sixteen Self Sketches
New York Dodd, Mead 1949 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949. A Shavian autobiography by the man who refused to write his autobiography. An uncommon title by one of the greatest authors of the XXth century. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering (reproduction of GBS signature on front cover). Clean and fresh text; 207 pages. There is a very slight lean, else Fine. The dustjacket is complete, but has been clipped. Some surface soiling , a small closed tear, and small chips on the spine, else Very Good. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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9 Shaw, George Bernard The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God
London Constable & Company Limited 1932 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Constable & Company Limited, 1932. One of the most delightful books in the Shavian canon, due to the nineteen wood engravings by John Farleigh (1900-1965) that grace it. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition (December 1932). Illustrated paper-covered boards in black and white; white lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 75 pages.There is a rather attractive bookplate on the front paste-down. Rubbing at the margins, but still an extremely handsome book. Lacking the scarce glassine dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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