Lot 552: George Bernard Shaw

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 17:00:19

Lot 552: Two ANSs signed "G. Bernard Shaw" on the reverse of two postcards bearing photograph portraits of Shaw, 3.5 x 5.5 and 4.25 x 5.75, dated January 14 and April 10, 1941. Both are addressed to Ella Maxwell. The earlier note, in part: "On New Year's Day I found that I had lost half a stone in weight. I now eat everything I can lay hands on. Anything that comes from you will be wolfed with special delight As Dryden said / Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit / or as I would write / The charm of Ella I remember yet. / Old as I am for ladies' love, you bet / The charm of Ella I remember yet." The second, in full: "I have wolfed down all the biscuits. Here you see me considering how I can get some more without being spoilt by you in my second childhood." Some scattered spots of soiling, trivial creasing and edgewear, some slight smudging to the writing on the January note, and postmarks trivially affecting the end of both signatures, otherwise overall fine condition. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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