First Edition of The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism
The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.
Shaw, George Bernard.
Item Number: 77533
New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1928.
First edition of “the world’s most important book since the Bible” (Ramsay MacDonald). Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
First published in 1928 and addressed to the The Intelligent Woman (specifically his sister-in-law, Lady Mary Stewart Cholomondely), George Bernard Shaw's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism should be read by every American in the twenty-first century who has benefited, or ever will benefit, from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, disability, unemployment, food stamps, or any of the government's social insurance programs. The inequities of capitalism as an economic system are nothing new, and Shaw was one of the early champions of socialist reforms to protect the working class against the advantages capitalism gives those who control the means of production.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion; Inscribed by Him
London: Constable and Company, 1916.
First edition of this collection of plays, which includes Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion; the basis for the George Cukor directed film My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Charles Ricketts from George Bernard Shaw. 14th July 1916.” The recipient, Charles Ricketts was an English artist best known for his book illustrations for George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. This copy belonged to William Randolph Hearst and was sold in his sale, Parke Bernet, 22 November 1939. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. Signed and inscribed first editions are rare.
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it": Finely bound collection of selected plays of George Bernard Shaw
New York: Penguin Books, 1946.
Finely bound collection of selected plays of George Bernard Shaw. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black morocco spine label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Bookplate to the front free endpaper.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen's Copy of On Economic Theory and Capitalism; With his Signature and Inscribed to Him
Oxford: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1955.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s copy with his name “A.K. Sen Trinity College Cambridge” on the half title page. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Sen, “For Amartiya With the confidence that he will plan the dynamic economy, of a socialist and peaceful India. With best wishes, Arif Cambridge 8 May 1955.” In very good condition.
Venezia: Pecora, 1744.
First edition. Large Quarto. Tome Quatrieme (Volume 4), contemporary vellum. Thirty-six finely engraved plates printed in sepia. Text in parallel columns of Italian and French. Some shelfwear and soiling, generally clean and sound internally.