SHAW, George Bernard
Cashel Byron's Profession. Authorized Edition
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company, 1901. First American Edition. Octavo (19.5 cm). Brown pictorial cloth, stamped in black and white; 376pp. A fine, unopened copy, free of any significant wear. Engraved bookplate with "FB" monogram to front pastedown. In custom half-morocco slipcase. First American edition of Shaw's first published novel, a naturalistic and highly critical portrayal of life in the British prize-ring. Cashel Byron's Profession first appeared in England in 1886 and was the only one of Shaw's five early novels to achieve any commercial success. The American edition was not published until 1901, and is amplified by the addition of two later works: The Admirable Bashville, a boxing drama based upon the novel; and Shaw's polemical essay titled "Modern Prizefighting." A just about flawless copy. LAURENCE A3f.