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Lot #423
George Bernard Shaw

“If you take on the U.S.A.”

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“If you take on the U.S.A.”

ALS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” one page, 6 x 4.25, personal Ayot St. Lawrence letterhead, May 20, 1946. Shaw writes to Mr. Summers. In full: “I return your draft a bit altered. It now covers all my works without involving a new agreement for every unspecified title. It contains a new clause (11) which may be useful if you take on the U.S.A. It puts the defence of the copyright on you. This is usual, and secures you a share of damages. It makes the agreement personal and peculiar to Mr. Allen Lane. That is all….” Matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 9. Light wrinkling and a slight shade of fading to ink (which is clear and legible), otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #332 - Ended April 16, 2008