Bound in black cloth gilt with contrasting title labels in pictorial dust wrappers. Vol. I has one ink comment in margin, probably by Steadman and Vol. II has two small ink marks on foredge. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good set. Vols. I - II signed by Author to Ralph [Steadman, the cartoonist] on title pages.
DEDICATION COPIES SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Chatto and Windus.,
Volume i 1856-1898 the search for love.
volume ii 1898-1918 the pursuit of power.
volume iii 1918-1950 the lure of fantasy.
THREE VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9,75 inches. Vol. I, viii + 486 +  pp.; Vol. II, ix + [i] + 422 pp.; Vol. III, ix + [i] + 544 +  pp. Vol. I is Second Impression.
Illustrated by 96 sepia and black and white photographic plates and drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Decorated by vignettes on half title.
Three volume set of Michael Holroyd's definitive biography of Bernard Shaw. Vols. I and II were dedicated by Holroyd to the cartoonist, Ralph Steadman and personally acquired from him by us.
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