WOOLF Virginia (1938)
£450.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 8vo., original yellow cloth, dust jacket by Vanessa Bell. London, The Hogarth Press.
Kirkpatrick A23. Slight off-setting to endpapers, and attractive contemporary ownership inscription, otherwise a very good copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket, with two small closed tears at the head and some foxing spots. A lengthy essay in response to three letters, debating some of the important political questions of the day, Woolf using the epistolatory form to advance her feminist and pacifist views. A contemporary reviewer, Q.D. Leavis, was highly critical of the class element in the book pointing out Woolf's concentration on the daughters of educated men, but modern feminists regard it as an important attack on patriarchy, and as an inspiration for modern peace movements.
Stock Code: 227703