• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    SHAW, George Bernard. Getting Married: A Disquisitory Play. London: Constable and Company, 1913.

    Price Realised  

    SHAW, George Bernard. Getting Married: A Disquisitory Play. London: Constable and Company, 1913.

    8o. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (small stain on front cover, light wear at spine ends); cloth slipcase. Provenance: W. Alan H. Jones (presentation inscription from the author)

    FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Shaw on the half-title: "Inscribed to W. Alan H. Jones. G. Bernard Shaw. 13/12, 1920. I have added a note on page 181. GBS." Additionally inscribed on p. 181: "I should have called attention to the fact that in the Reformed Churches, including the Church of England, marriage is not a sacrament. G.B.S." The note is keyed to the text at line four of the page with an asterisk.


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