||1900, First Edition in English, translated by William Archer. William Archer was a friend of Bernard Shaw's and this First Edition comes from a collection of Bernard Shaw books which I purchased from a G.Bernard Shaw collector. It is marked as 'G.Bernard Shaw's copy'. I believe this to be true as this book was purchased from the Estate of a woman who had a large collection of G. Bernard Shaw books and memorabilia which she had collected over her lifetime. Bernard Shaw became the Theatre Critic to The Saturday Review in 1895. This volume includes a theatre programme from the Royal Strand Theatre for Ibsen's play 'John Gabriel Borkman' which I believe to be G. Bernard Shaw's program. The programme is dated Monday, May 3rd, 1897. There is also a small slip of paper inside the programme with handwritten notes jotted on it. The volume is tight and completely sound. Slight fading at top and tail of spine, with a small split at top edge of spine, a touch of rubbing to front and back covers, tanning to endpapers and a remnant of a staple mark on the front endpaper. There are a couple of page reference nos. on the verso of the back board, these are for pages 12, 13, 18 and 86. These have been left untouched as they reference the pages considered important and those same pages are marked individually with pencilled 'x's. The book is clean though-out with the exception of page 86 which has a darkened imprint indicating something was left in the book and later removed. The Shaw collector's name is written in ink on the endpaper. Please see photos below. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, Edinburgh & London. 160 pp + 32 pp of publisher's adverts.