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1 Pearson, Hesketh Bernard Shaw - His Life and Personality
London St James's Library 1950 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Gold title and decoration on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small neat signature to front pastedown else very clean and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket is price clipped age darkened to spine with a little wear to top. Number 2 in the St James's Library series. Photograph of Shaw to frontispiece. Regarded as the standard biography, it is unique in that Shaw himself gave every possible help to the biographer and in this work we meet innumerable great figures of the past, from Samuel Butler and Sidney Webb to Mrs. Patrick Campbell and T.E. Lawrence. 
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2 Pearson, Hesketh The Last Actor-Managers
London White Lion Publishers 1974 0856173878 / 9780856173875 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy (Fine apart from a touch of light foxing to top edge) with dustjacket which is not price clipped. Illustrations from the Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection. During the early years of the 20th century the English theatre enjoyed one of its richest periods, under a system which dominated the English stage since the end of the 17th century but was to disappear almost completely within a short time. This was the long tradition of the actor-managers - actors so able and popular as performers that they were able to dictate the policy of their theatres. The author gives us a gallery of portraits of the last ten actor-managers, all of whom he knew personally and saw most of them in their most famous roles. 
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