Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. Candida. With an Autograph Letter Signed, to Cornelia Otis Skinner, on half-title page. 8vo, publisher's cloth, edges moderately rubbed and faded; faint scattered foxing throughout; dust jacket chipped with faded spine panel; cloth chamise and slipcase with gilt titling on spine. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939; inscription: London, 11 March 1939

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"I wonder can you act as well as your father, whom I saw when he burst gloriously on London with Ada Rehan, John Drew, Lewis and Mrs. Gilbert in Daly's company long before you were born.
"And now you are the latest of my bunch of Candidas. . . ."
Cornelia Otis Skinner (ca 1900-1979) was an American writer and actress who performed as Candida in the 1937 revival production of Shaw's play of the same name at Empire Theatre in New York City.