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[Typed Letter, Signed, on the Alexander Technique of Yoga] by  George Bernard Shaw - 1946 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT67759)

[Typed Letter, Signed, on the Alexander Technique of Yoga]

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[Typed Letter, Signed, on the Alexander Technique of Yoga]

by Shaw, George Bernard

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London, 1946. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. Signed in ink, and with two word ms insertion. Folded for mailing, very good, in half morocco folding slipcase. Writing to David Simonoff, in Toronto, Shaw asserts: "...I cannot imagine how you could expect the Veterans Affairs Department to give you £500 and three years training to become a practitioner and propagandist of the Alexander yoga. You might as well apply for training as a spiritualist medium, a conjuror, or an acrobat." He relates the background of his own course of treatments with F.M. Alexander in 1938, as well as their success where osteopathy had produced different results, and closes with a personal observation on Alexander: "As he had lived for many years in expensive quarters in London, charging three guineas a visit, he must have convinced his patients that they benefited by his handling. I do not regret having at considerable cost, gone through with him. But as he was academically unqualified it is useless to ask a public department to class an apprenticeship to his practice as an official profession for war veterans. Faithfully, G. Bernard Shaw."

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[Typed Letter, Signed, on the Alexander Technique of Yoga]
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Shaw, George Bernard
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1946
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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.

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