Androcles and the Lion: An Old Fable Renovated...with a Parallel Text in Shaw's Alphabet. Bernard SHAW.

Androcles and the Lion: An Old Fable Renovated...with a Parallel Text in Shaw's Alphabet

London: Penguin, 1962. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (19cm). Black cloth, stamped in silver, in tan dust jacket; plain endpapers; 151,[1]pp. Bookplate of noted zoologist James G. Mead. Straight and clean, lightly pushed at head, tail, and corners, prelims lightly rippled from bookplate glue: Very Good. Jacket rubbed, faded, and foxed: Good.

Side-by-side printing of the English text of Shaw's play and its transliteration into the Shavian Alphabet, a phonetic writing system developed with funds from Shaw's estate. The estate could only afford to publish this single text, which was sent for free to several libraries. This copy includes the presentation notice on p.[2], but lacks the inserted guide card that served as a key to the alphabet. LAURENCE A284.a.

Price: $50.00

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