Check out Kistler Library's newest Rare Book & Art exhibit celebrating the 160th birthday of George Bernard Shaw. Born in Dublin in 1856, he was a “playwright, critic and polemicist.” Shaw was awarded a number of honors including the Nobel Prize. He died in 1950. Rosemont’s copy of his St Joan play was printed in a limited edition of 750. Its cover design is elegant and its pages are untrimmed. The illustrations in this edition were done by Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866-1931), who is known for his work in the design of books as well as his work for the theater. This book resides in the Rosemont College Rare Book Collection.
Shaw is known for his “brilliant” quotations a few of which are shown here:
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
“No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.”
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
Please enjoy this exhibit through the end of September!