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[Typed Letter, Signed, to His Publishers Allen & Unwin] by  George Bernard Shaw - 1948 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT67739)

[Typed Letter, Signed, to His Publishers Allen & Unwin]

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[Typed Letter, Signed, to His Publishers Allen & Unwin]

by Shaw, George Bernard

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Ayot St. Lawrence, 1948. One page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. ca. 100 words. Folded for mailing, small receipt date stamp, else very good. Half morocco folding clamshell box. Shaw, then in his 90s, writes his publishers about delays in production of BERNARD SHAW ON VIVISECTION, noting "I have been waiting so long for the dummy of this book you promised me that I have forgotten everything else about it, and beg for a proof as it now stands before I finally pass it for press." He stresses the need for the dummy to facilitate the design of the dust wrapper, giving details, and requesting either a dummy or specs be sent to Miss Theodora Winsten. He concludes by noting: "I must get this publication off my mind at once, or I shall be dead before it is finally disposed of ...." Signed "G. Bernard Shaw." The book finally appeared 23 June 1949. Winsten also executed the rather unpopular illustrations for the 1950 UK edition of BUOYANT BILLIONS.

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Title
[Typed Letter, Signed, to His Publishers Allen & Unwin]
Author
Shaw, George Bernard
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Place of Publication
Ayot St. Lawrence
Date published
1948
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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.

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quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

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