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Bernard Shaw; Collection of 12 Tauchnitz Editions of his Plays, from 1914 - 1922


Collection of 12 Tauchnitz Editions of his Plays, by Bernard Shaw.

The set comprises:

Cashel Byron's Profession, Copyright Edition, 1914, Vol. 4468;

Androcles and the Lion; Pygmalion, Copyright Edition, Undated, Vol. 4548;

The Three Unpleasant Plays, Copyright Edition, 1914, Vol. 4471;

The Four Pleasant Plays, Copyright Edition, Undated, Vol. 4472;

Three Plays for Puritans; Caesar and Cleopatra, The Devil's Disciple, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Copyright Edition, 1919, Vol. 4531;

John Bull's Other Island and Major Barabara, Copyright Edition, 1920, Vol. 4532;

Man and Superman, Copyright Edition, Undated, Vol. 4536;

Misalliance, Copyright Edition, 1921, Vol. 4552;

Fanny's First Play, Copyright Edition, 1921, Vol. 4555;

Saint Joan, Copyright Edition, Undated, Vol. 4657;

Heartbreak House, Copyright Edition, 1921, Vol. 4564;

Back to Methuselah, Copyright Edition, 1922, Vol. 4578.

At the time of listing, we have a number of interesting works by George Bernard Shaw. Please see other related listings for details.

Published by Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig, Germany. Published from 1914 - 1922. These were editions for sale on the European continent only, and were "Not to be introduced into the British Empire". As 'Copyright Editions' they would have been first editions thus.

Condition varies from fair to good - the books are worn, bumped and rubbed, with substantial wear to spines. May contain some owner's inscriptions and minor flaws. The cover from Man and Superman is detached, and there are sellotape remains on two volumes.

Uncut edges of text block, as issued. Text is generally clean and bright throughout. A far from perfect set, but an unusual and substantial collection of these works.

Text in English.

v + 246pp + 2pp advertisements.

Dimensions: Each volume approx 166mm high x 119mm wide x 10-20mm deep.

Weight: approximately 2.7kg (the set - unpacked).