George Bernard Shaw 4 Novels 1920's leather books Irrational Knot Artists SocialistBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Group of four (4) early 20th century novels by G. Bernard Shaw. All appear to be early printings somewhat near to original publication date (but not First editions).
Each book separately issued and then later uniformly bound as seen here.
All in lovely c.100 year old half leather bindings. All signed bindings by Hatchard's of Picadilly, London, likely made mid-1920's-1930's.
Raised bands, spines lettered with compartments gilt ruled in outline, each spine with year of publication gilt stamped at base. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Fine shelf appearance. Minor light small signs of handling and age, inoffensive scattered small patches of sun fading or slight discoloration to some covers along edges or joints. Spines all uniformly age mellowed to light chocolate brown color typical of dark green leather (notoriously light sensitive over time). At times minor light scattered foxing to paper. Attractive early owner's custom bookplates to pastedowns.
Beautiful age patina, any flaws easy to forgive visually.
Titles in this group are:
The Irrational Knot, 1918, New York, Brentano's.
An Unsocial Socialist, 1905, New York, Brentano's.
Cashel Byron's Profession, The Admirable Bashville, and an Essay on Modern Prizefighting, 1921, London, Constable and Company Ltd.
Love Among the Artists, 1910, New York, Brentano's.
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Smallest book measures: 7 1/8" H X 5 1/4" W.
Largest book measures: 7 3/4" H X 5 5/8" W.
Set along shelf measures: 5 1/2".