Boston: John W. Luce, 1905. First Edition.
Small Octavo (7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 194 x 132 mm), black cloth, paper labels to front cover and spine (hard cover).
The second book of H.L. Mencken, an analysis (and appreciation) of the plays of George Bernard Shaw. With a lengthy introduction by Mencken.
CONDITION: Light scratch to front cover, moderate wear to the spine tips and corners with darkening to the spine label, fading to top stain. Internally: Early bookplate to the front paste down, with an additional bookplate (of Frank Harding) to the front end paper and Harding's name in ink, dated 1929. a few scattered pencil markings and light toning to page edges. About Very Good, lacking the very scarce dust jacket. Item #1477