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Tales from Bernard Shaw by  Gwladys Evan MORRIS - First Edition - 1929 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1521)

Tales from Bernard Shaw

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Tales from Bernard Shaw

by MORRIS, Gwladys Evan

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London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1929. First Edition. Phyllis A. Trery.. First edition, limited to two hunderd copies only. The author has taken the dramatic works of Bernard Shaw and retold them in a jungle context, replacing Shaw's human characters with animals: an endearing and somewhat eccentric book, brilliantly illustrated in art deco style and hand-coloured in pochoir by Phyllis A. Trery. 'In the jangle and jungle of life you must kill or be killed, you must eat or be eaten, you must trap or be trapped. The great Rhino knew it-had always known it, had prepared for it, had grown a lovely thick skin for it, and long, thick tusks for it. And he hewed his was through the jungle and nothing could stop him and he stopped at nothing-and-ugh ! - he was always there, grabbing and getting, spreading and swelling, overtaking, overpowering, overwhelming; nothing could stop him. But even a Rhino has his soft side, and his soft side made him up one day to look for a mate. Being the Rhino that he was, only the best would satisfy him. Spying a beautiful and haughty Peacock strutting about in her proud way in the dazzling sunshine, he made up his mind. "I'll have her," he said to himself ; and went after her and won her and she bore him three offsprings, two she-males and a he, and their names were Barbara, Sarah, and Stephen. Barbara was a Honey-bee, Sarah a Salamander, and Stephen a Mule. (Imagine it !)'. Small quarto, bound in original gilt-decorated quarter vellum, top edge gilt, 216 pages, 15 full page colour illustrations, small closed tear to back board, a very good copy.

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Bookseller Inventory #
1521
Title
Tales from Bernard Shaw
Author
MORRIS, Gwladys Evan
Illustrator
Phyllis A. Trery.
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1929
Keywords
bernard shaw parody Major Barbara, Candida, Man & Superman, Pygmalion, Arms & the Man, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Doctor's Dilemma, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, The Devil's Disciple and Fanny's First Play.
Bookseller catalogs
Illustration; Animals; Art Deco;

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