Boston: Charles F Brown, (1894). First Authorized US Edn. 8vo, pp 218 Little rubbed on the top of the spine which is a little darkened, a near fine copy Bound in red cloth stamped in black and gilt BAL 966; Lawrence BB7c. Item #20788
An un-authorized edition of this collection was issued in 1891. This is the first edition with the Edward Bellamy introduction. Although Shaw and Bellamy had similar political views this is the only time that their names appeared on the same title-page. Bellamy's introduction answers the question "What is Socialism" and runs10 pages. Shaw wrote two of the essays: "The Basis of Socialism" and "The Transition to Social Democracy."