George Bernard Shaw Political Philosophy Essays 1920's set of 9 leather booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Political Economy- Socialism- Economics- Political writings- Criticism- Essays.
Nine (9) fine early 20th century books by G. Bernard Shaw. All appear to be early printings somewhat near to original publication date (but most seemingly not First editions).
Each book separately issued and then later uniformly bound as seen here.
All in lovely c.100 year old half leather bindings. All signed bindings by Hatchard's of Picadilly, London, likely made mid-1920's-1930's.
Raised bands, spines lettered with compartments gilt ruled in outline, each spine with year of publication gilt stamped at base. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Fine shelf appearance. Minor light small signs of handling and age, inoffensive scattered small patches of sun fading or slight discoloration to some covers along edges or joints. Spines all uniformly age mellowed to light chocolate brown color typical of dark green leather (notoriously light sensitive over time). At times minor light scattered foxing to paper. Attractive early owner's custom bookplates to pastedowns.
Beautiful age patina individually and as a set, any flaws easy to forgive visually.
Titles in this group are:
Essays of G. Bernard Shaw.
Political and Economic Vol. 1, [sammelband of 3 works] Peace Conference Hints, 1919, London, Constable and Company Limited./ Commonsense of Municipal Trading, London, nd; Fabian Society./ Socialism and Superior Brains, London, 1910, Fifield.
Political and Economic Vol. 2, [sammelband of 5 works]: Fabianism and the Fiscal Question. An Alternative Policy., 1904, London, The Fabian Society./ Socialism fo millionaires, Lon., Fabian Soc. 1922./ How to Settle Irish Question, Dublin, Talbot Press, 1917. / Fabian Essays in Socialism. np, nd./ The Transition to Social Democracy, np, nd.
Dramatic Opinions and Essays with an Apology, & A Word on the Dramatic Opinions and Essays of Bernard Shaw by James Huneker, (Vols. 1-2), 1922, New York, Brentano's.
The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring, 1923, London, Constable and Company Ltd.
The Quintessence of Ibsenism. Now Completed to the Death of Ibsen, 1922, London, Constable and Company Ltd.
Fabianism and the Empire: A Manifesto by the Fabian Society, 1900, London, Grant Richards. FIRST EDITION.
The Sanity of Art: An Exposure of the Current Nonsense About Artists Being Degenerate, 1908, London, New Age Press.
The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928, London, Constable and Company, Ltd.
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Smallest book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 1/2" W.
Largest book measures: 9 1/4" H X 6 1/2" W.
Set along shelf measures: 8 1/2".