Monday or Tuesday. With Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell.
WOOLF Virginia (1921)
£2500.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
First edition. With 4 woodcut illustrations by Vanessa Bell. 8vo., original decorated boards also designed by Bell, brown cloth spine. Richmond, the Hogarth Press.
Woolf ’s first collection of short stories, and the only collection to be entirely compiled by her. A departure from conventional style, the stories were praised for their originality, and perhaps set her on the path to write more experimental novels.
One of 1000 copies printed by the help of F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, near-neighbours of the Woolfs’ in Richmond, who occasionally would help Leonard and Virginia with printing bigger projects. Leonard Woolf helped in the production of the machine-printed copies of this book and described the desolate scene thus, “He got so much ink on the blocks and his paper was so soft and spongy that little fluffy bits of paper were torn off... we had to stop every few minutes and clean everything, but even so the pages were an appalling sight”.
A very good copy, with some bumping to covers, and a little foxing to the endpapers. Kirkpatrick A5.
Stock Code: 228862