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Reprints of 1926 pocket editions. 12 volumes. Complete. 8vo. (6.9 x 4.5 inches). An attractive set in publishers delux limp leather bindings with elaborate gilt decorated and lettered spines. Gilt stamped signature of George Bernard Shaw on the front boards. Top edges gilt. Housed in the publishers original drop front box with velvet padding inside the top panel and the author's signature stamped in gilt to outside of the top panel. The box is just a little rubbed but has done a great job of keeping the books in very good to fine condition, aside from one volume, Translations and Tomfooleries which has small areas of loss to the bottom of the boards, and a couple with minor fading. The volumes contain the following plays, some with many works to a volume; Plays Unpleasant (Widowers' Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs Warren's Profession) ; Plays Pleasant (Arms and the Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny, You Never Can Tell); Three Plays for Puritans (The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Captain Brassbound's Conversion); Man and Superman (with The Revolutionist's Handbook and Maxims for Revolutionists); John Bull's Other Island (with How He Lied to Her Husband and Major Barbara); The Doctor's Dilemma (with Getting Married); Misalliance (with The Dark Lady of the Sonnets and Fanny's First Play); Androcles and the Lion (with Overruled and Pygmalion); Heartbreak House (with Great Catherine and Playlets of the War); Back to Methuselah; Saint Joan (with The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet); Translations and Tomfooleries.