WOOLF Virginia (1922)
£30000.00 [First Edition]
First edition, in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
First edition, 8vo., original deep yellow cloth, printed paper label, all edges uncut, dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. London, The Hogarth Press.
Woolf’s first novel to be published by the Hogarth Press, freeing her from the confines of conventionally minded editors. It is her first ‘experimental novel’, closer in style to the prose in her short stories. T. S. Eliot said of Jacob’s Room, “You have freed yourself from any compromise between the traditional novel and your original gift. It seems to me that you have bridged a certain gap which existed between your other novels and the experimental prose of Monday or Tuesday and that you have made a remarkable success.” If Night and Day, her previous novel, was criticised for its conventionality, no such case could be made against Jacob’s Room.
14-page publisher’s advertisements. Partial off-setting to the endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy in the scarce dust jacket, browned on the spine, slightly worn at the head and tail of the spine and the corners, and slightly chipped at the top of the upper covers. Kirk- patrick A6a.
Stock Code: 229161