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    George Bernard Shaw Three Autograph Notes Signed "G.B.S." Three handwritten notes from the famed Irish playwright. The first is written at the bottom of a typed letter from publisher Stanley Unwin. One page, 8" x 10", London; February 21, 1938. The original letter asks Shaw if there will be a reprint of The Common Sense of Municipal Trading. Shaw responds at the bottom, writing in red ink: "It is in the hands of the Fabian Society. I have never meddled with it. I thought it was still in print as one of their publications. Why not stir them up about it? If they have left it for dead I will resume control. GBS 1/3/38."

    The other two notes are on small postcards, both measuring 3.5" x 4.5", Wheathampstead, England. Both are addressed to a Mrs. Bilton, who may have been an assistant or housekeeper. The first, dated November 13, 1912, reads: "I shall be at Adelphi Terrace tomorrow (Thursday) in time for lunch, and shall stay the night, returning on Friday evening. I shall arrive between 1 and half past. Please tell Miss Elder." The second, dated October 18, 1916, reads: "I shall come up tomorrow (Thursday) and stay until Friday afternoon. I do not yet know whether I shall want lunch tomorrow or not; if you do not hear from me you may conclude that I shall not be up until about half past four. On Friday I shall lunch out."

    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright and political activist. He is best known for his plays Saint Joan, Man and Superman, and Pygmalion, the latter of which was adapted into the musical My Fair Lady. He passed away at the age of 94.

    Condition: The typed letter has uneven toning throughout, with flattened folds. The postcards have light edge toning and minor soiling throughout. Minor and expected wear to the postcards. All have been boldly signed.


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