Man and Superman. By George Bernard Shaw. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1962.

$46.00

Prolific Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw is arguably the second most influential dramatist in the western tradition, behind only Shakespeare. In Man and Superman, first produced in 1903, Shaw presents a sort of Rorschach test; that is, the play pushes cultural boundaries yet also allows more conservative audiences to see it as they might prefer. It can be a simple comedy of manners or a drama deeply informed by Nietzsche’s übermensch, the latter an interpretation that necessarily subverts our expectations of courtship, love, and the human will. This handsome illustrated edition provides elements of the latter reading in particular. Along with the half cloth and marble volume, this edition comes with The Revolutionist’s Handbook & Pocket Companion, a slim text in red wrappers, an artifact fictionally attributed to the play’s protagonist, John Tanner.

This Illustrated Edition is in fine condition. In the original half cloth and marble boards, fine with only minor fading to spine. Revolutionist’s Handbook in the slim paper wrappers, fine. Text blocks fine. With the scarce original slipcase, near fine with only minor closed tears and tape to edges. Sandglass present, fine.

A handsome, illustrated edition with scarce paper wrapper volume and slipcase.

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Man and Superman. By George Bernard Shaw. Illustrated by Charles Mozley. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1962.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in