London: The Fabian Society, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Pamphlet criticizing the conservative anti-socialist writer and economist W.H. Mallock. According to Shaw, Mallock believes that inventors and other people of exceptional ability have no reason to share their earnings with others. Mallock, in letters to newspapers reprinted here, says he doesn't make any such contention in his writings, giving Shaw the opportunity to attack him further. Fabian Tract No. 146. Although this pamphlet has been reprinted several times and in different formats, copies of this first edition are uncommon to the market. SCARCE. Item #1228
8vo (8 1/2 inches / 21 1/2 cm tall), 23,  pages in stapled red wrappers. Photographic portrait of Shaw by Marie Leon. Wrappers are rather brittle and age-toned, front cover loose but still holding. Small split at the head of the spine, and several nicks and tears to the covers, especially the rear cover. Vertical crease throughout. A Good copy.
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