- Supplement to Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography
[Selective Index to the Supplement]
The Supplement, an extension of my Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography (1983), published by the Clarendon Press, Oxford, in its Soho Bibliographies, follows faithfully the format and style of the Soho edition. A researcher familiar with the first should, resultantly, have no problem in making use of the second. It is strongly recommended, however, that the editorial procedures detailedly recorded in the 1983 introduction be reviewed. As an assistance, the codes utilized to identify sources and to clarify descriptive terminology are duplicated [pp. viii–x], with necessary emendation. Additional cross-references to the 1983 edition provide useful linkage. A cross reference applying to the Supplement is specifically labelled “Suppl.” In the very few instances in which a precise distinction seems advisable, “Soho” is inserted to prevent misreading.
A selective index is appended to the Supplement at p. 125.
A. Books and Ephemeral Publications
Part I: Additional Entries
[Follows A72, p. 68]: A72A IS FREE TRADE ALIVE OR DEAD? 1906
IS FREE TRADE ALIVE OR | DEAD? A LECTURE BY BER- | NARD SHAW AT THE GLAS- | GOW FABIAN SOCIETY AT | THE CITY HALL, GLASGOW, | OCTOBER 2ND, MCMIII. | PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION [End Page 3] BY | GEORGE STANDRING AT 7 & 9 FINSBURY | STREET LONDON 1906
(21.2 x 66.3 cm): [unsigned: 12 2–54 62].
[i–ii] blank leaf; [iii] title; [iv] blank; 1–36 text; binder’s fly-leaf inserted by stub between 4 and 1.
Grey stiff paper wrappers, cut flush, lettered in black on upper wrapper: IS FREE TRADE | ALIVE | OR | DEAD? | BY | BERNARD | SHAW ; edges trimmed.
Date of publication and number of copies undetermined. HRC copy contains an inscription from Shaw to Julio Broutá, dated 20 April 1932, in which he states: “My speech was extemporized; but I had a verbatim report made. I corrected it for the press and had some copies printed of which this is one.” No publication in the press located. The Glasgow Herald and Glasgow Evening Times published abridged third-person reports on 3 October 1903.
[Follows A209, p. 210]: A209A THE IRISH ACADEMY OF LETTERS 1932
[Drop-title] THE IRISH ACADEMY OF LETTERS | DEAR SIR, [large and small capitals] | [text follows]
(26.5 x 20.6 cm): singleton leaf, printed on recto only; off-white wove paper watermarked SWIFT BROOK PARCHMENT , with shield; edges trimmed.
A letter, undated, inviting the recipient (whose name is inserted below the drop-title in holograph by W. B. Yeats) to become a founder member. The letter is signed in holograph by G. Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.
The Academy, founded by Yeats and Shaw to reward literary achievement and to organize writers for the purpose of warring against literary censorship by the Catholic Church in Ireland, held a first meeting of the provisional council in Dublin on 14 September 1932, its members consisting of Yeats, Shaw (not present), George W. Russell, Lennox Robinson, Seumas O’Sullivan, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Frank O’Connor (pseud. of Michael O’Donovan), and F. R. Higgins. Shaw was elected president, Yeats vice-president, and Russell secretary-treasurer. Shaw’s draft letter to nominees was read and approved, with a proviso that copies be sent, not just to [End Page 4] newly chosen nominees, but to members of the provisional council, who insisted that such a document, bearing Shaw’s autograph, would be something to treasure (as reported by Yeats to Shaw, 15 September 1932: BL 50553, f. 166). The letter was printed a few days later, copies being posted to Shaw in England for his signature.
[Follows A238, p. 238]: A238A SHAW APPEALS TO THE I.R.A. 1940
[Drop-title] GEORGE BERNARD SHAW | APPEALS TO THE I.R.A. | [rule] | FRIENDSHIP WITH | BRITAIN | [text follows]
(25.6 x 18.9 cm): leaflet; edges trimmed.
[1–3] Text of Shaw’s “contribution to the squeals of the trapped rats of British Imperialism”; [3–4] “IRELAND’S ANSWER”, signed on behalf of “The Government of the Republic” by P. Fleming, Runaidhe [Secretary], dated “July 25, 1940”. No printer’s imprint, but issued by the Irish...