Book Description

Third edition, but first thus “newly revised”, with two new prefaces published here for the first time. Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo. Publisher’s original red cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. A very good copy, the binding square and secure with a little cracking to the paper covering the front hinge and between pp.80-81, a 1cm nick to the head of the spine, dulling to the spine, and a little marking to the boards. The contents with a few spots of toning to the endpapers are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout.
Dealer Notes
Signed and inscribed by George Bernard Shaw in black ink on the half-title page: “To Lily Thicknesse / from G. B. S. / 4th March 1902”.
For this edition, Shaw has revised the text and added two new prefaces: “The Admirable Bashville”, a dramatisation of the novel, and the essay “Note on Modern Prizefighting”.
The recipient of the present copy, Lily Thicknesse (1864-1952), was a poet and novelist who contributed to the influential 1890s periodical The Yellow Book.
Author SHAW, George Bernard; [THICKNESSE, Lily]:
Date 1901
Publisher London: Grant Richards.

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