[London]: The Modern Press, 1886.
First Separate Issue, smaller variant, measuring 23.5 x 14.9 cm. 1 vols. 8vo. Wrapper a little soiled, spine worn and skillfully repaired. In green quarter morocco slipcase with chemise Laurence A3. Item #33011
Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the smaller, variant issue measuring approximately 23.3 x 14.8 cm, and with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the end. Shaw explains the variant this way: 'The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection' - Laurence.
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