London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1928. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (23.75cm); yellowish-green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and dark green on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; dustjacket; xxxvi,494,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, tiny stain to right edge of textblock, else a bright, very Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 15/- net), lightly shelfworn, with some dustiness and scattered foxing to spine and rear panels, a few tiny nicks, and several short tears with attendant creases; Very Good+.
Attractive copy of Shaw's indictment of the Capitalist system and its inequities as an economic system, and his framing, in terms "every woman could understand", the fundamentals of Socialism as the cure for the issues facing England. His condescending tone towards women elicited a response from Lilian Le Mesurier, by way of her 1929 book The Socialist Woman's Guide to Intelligence: A Reply to Mr. Shaw.