Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

[Autograph Manuscript Response] by  George Bernard Shaw - 1932 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT67774)

[Autograph Manuscript Response]

Click for full-size.

[Autograph Manuscript Response]

by Shaw, George Bernard

  • Used
See description
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
New Haven, Connecticut
Item Price
Or just $375.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$8.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 12 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

[London?], 1932. 11 lines, in ink, on verso of received autograph letter, signed (see below). Heavy horizontal fold (not affecting Shaw's text), a bit of edge used and ink toning to pale blue paper, but good to very good. In response to a letter from J.Aubrey Reis, written on behalf of the All British & Empire Nation's Foods Exhibition, inviting Shaw to attend and "possibly say a few words about your recent tour in Africa," Shaw directs his secretary: "Say that as, in my opinion, the nation's foods are the wrong foods, and the spectacle of this unfortunate little island, like an overloaded locomotive, struggling to drag along an Empire, which is [deletion] openly [deletion] all out for sucking her blood, is one which [deletions] I contemplate with pity and misgiving, I should be out of place at a luncheon which is intended to create a contrary impression. I am, however, none the less appreciative of the honor done me by the invitation." The verso is also captioned in pencil by Shaw: "Reply to be sent by B.P.," i.e. Blanche Patch, and there is a thin, faint stoke through the note, as an indication of its completion.


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating <strong>the book as a work</strong>, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
[Autograph Manuscript Response]
Shaw, George Bernard
Book condition
Place of Publication
Date Published

Terms of Sale

William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

All material is shipped subject to approval, but notification of return must be made within ten days and returns made in a prompt and conscientious fashion. As our inventory is housed in two locations, queries about availability should be made by e-mail rather than telephone. We do not drop-ship to third parties.

About the Seller

William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2006
New Haven, Connecticut
Ask Seller a Question

About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

This Book’s Categories