SHAW (GEORGE BERNARD) Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play, first edition, inscribed by the author, 1914; and others, inscribed (14)
Lot 185
SHAW (GEORGE BERNARD)
Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play, first edition, 1914; and 13 others, inscribed volumes (14)
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,553) inc. premium

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SHAW (GEORGE BERNARD)
Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play, first edition, inscribed "To Lena Ashwell, who condescended to create Lina Szczepanowska after scorning the Author for years, from Bernard Shaw, 17th May 1914" [Ashwell having starred in the first performance of "Misalliance" in 1910], 1914--DE LA MARE (WALTER) The Veil and Other Poems, inscribed "To G. Keating with best wishes from Walter de la Mare 1923", [1922], Constable--KERENSKY (ALEXANDER F.) The Prelude to Bolshevism. The Kornilov Rising, inscribed in 1958, New York, 1919; Russia and History's Turning Point, inscribed in 1966, dust-jacket, New York, 1965--HOOVER (HERBERT) The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES inscribed, New York, 1958--RUSSELL (BERTRAND) Wisdom of the West, inscribed in 1960, New York, 1959--CONRAD (JOSEPH) Letters to Marguerite Poradowska 1890-1920, inscribed by the editors John A. Gee and Paul J. Sturm, dust-jacket, New Haven, 1940--PHILLIPS (STEPHEN) Herod. A Tragedy, inscribed "In the sun to Marianne/Her red-gold cataract of streaming hair/Is tumbled oer the boundaries of the world. Stephen Phillips", John Lane, 1901--SAMUEL (HERBERT, 1st Viscount) In Search of Reality, inscribed in 1961, Oxford, Blackwell, 1957--CABELL (BRANCH) Special Delivery, inscribed "...this volume which I remember liking very much when I dedicated it [to George Keating], but upon which I prefer not to comment nowadays, since I have not read it for some twenty-five years... 21 February 1958", New York, 1933--McFEE (WILLIAM) Sailors of Fortune, 2-page inscription (dated september 1958) mentioning the dedicatee George Keating, dust-jacket, New York, 1935--IBANEZ (VICENTE BLASCO) Mare Nostrum (Our Sea). A Novel, inscribed "Dedicated to Mr. George T. Keating Vincent Blasco Ibanez, New York, November 10, 1919", dust-jacket, New York, 1919, publisher's cloth, all with cloth chemise and purpose-made morocco-backed slipcases, gilt lettered on spines, 8vo and 4to; and 2 volumes inscribed by Albert Schweitzer (14)

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  • All copies inscribed, with personal dedications, by the authors.
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