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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist.

His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923).

With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners

SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners. In Prose by Bernard Shaw and in Pictures by Clare Winsten. London: Constable, 1949. Royal quarto. pp. 54, [3]. Quarter vellum over pictorial cloth. Of this edition one thousand and twenty five copies only have been printed. A thousand are numbered 1-1000, and […]

125.00
Shaw, George Bernard - The Intelligent Woman's Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.
SHAW, George Bernard – The Intelligent Woman’s Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.

Constable and Co., London, 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine -. xxxvi, 494, [2] p.; 24 cm. Yellow-green cloth with dark green Celtic knot design on front cover and spine; gilt-stamped spine title and decoration. Lacking dust jacket. Top page edges gilt. Green endpapers. First edition, first printing.

125.00
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil's Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).

Bernard Shaw: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan) Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Four of the noted playwright’s most-admired works in a single deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition. With sepia-toned illustrations by Stan Hunter. […]

125.00
Shaw, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS
SHAW, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS

Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. ; 4to 11″ – 13″ tall; Original binding.

275.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.

SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical etc. London: Constable and Company, 1934. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 802. Bound by Leighton-Straker in black, green and brown morocco with gilt decorations and ‘S’ in gilt on both covers, flat spine titled and dated in gilt, doublures ruled in gilt, brown sprinkled endpapers; red […]

575.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan - Inscribed Limited Edition.
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan – Inscribed Limited Edition.

SHAW, Bernard. Saint Joan. London: Constable, 1924. Folio. pp. vi, 183. Quarter beige cloth over blue and white patterned boards, with paper title labels. Edition limited to 750 copies only. 16 tipped-in plates by Charles Ricketts (13 in colour). Inscribed on half-title: “Inscribed for / Aislinn Dulanty / G. Shaw / Ayot Saint Lawrence / […]

950.00
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SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment [Signed Edition]

SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment. Frontispiece caricature of Shaw and fifteen illustrations by William Gropper. New York: Published by Philosophical Library, 1946. Large post octavo. First edition. pp. 125. Quarter red buckram on black papered boards. Signed by the author on front endpaper. In frayed pictorial dust jacket. A very good to fine […]

750.00
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SMITH, Charles T. APSA. A System of Education and Faith (WITH AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW)

WITH AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW   SMITH, Charles T. APSA. A System of Education and Faith. London: Watts, 1937. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. xxix, [3], 581. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Loosely inserted is an autographed stamped addressed postcard from George Bernard Shaw to the author, Charles T. Smith, dated 6.11.37. Shaw enquires “What is Apsa ? It missed […]

375.00

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