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Shaw (George Bernard) Saint Joan, one of 750 copies, signed presentation copy inscribed by the author "To my old and valued friends Beatrice and Stephen Sanders. G.Bernard Shaw" and from Stephen Sanders to his sister Lily on half-title, 16 tipped-in plates after Charles Ricketts, most colour, original cloth-backed patterned-paper boards, t.e.g., others uncut, dust-jacket designed by Ricketts, very slightly soiled, a few tears, preserved in woven cloth loose cover with title embroidered on upper panel, folio, 1924.

⁂ Beatrice Sanders (1874-1932) was a suffragette and financial secretary of the Women's Social and Political Union who worked closely with Sylvia Pankhurst. She was imprisoned on several occasions, once being sentenced to fourteen months but she went on hunger strike and was released under the terms of the Cat and Mouse Act. She and her husband, William Stephen Sanders (1871-1941) a Labour politician, were both members of the Fabian Society with Shaw.

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Shaw (George Bernard) Saint Joan, one of 750 copies,

Estimate £400 - £600Jan 30, 2019
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature