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Rare books by Virginia Woolf, including first editions and signed first edition copies of To The Lighthouse and Jacob’s Room.

Rare books by Virginia Woolf, including first editions, signed and finely bound copies, and original letters and manuscripts.Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an author, literary critic and publisher. A central member of London’s Bloomsbury Group, she was also an important figure in the modernist movement alongside James Joyce and T. S. Eliot. Woolf’s literary ambition was to reach beyond the traditional plot structure of realism to illuminate the subtle moments of everyday life that define a character.


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Video: Jacob's Room, Virginia Woolf. First Edition 1922

Virginia Woolf, Orlando, first edition presentation copy 1928

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  1. The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen.
    First edition. The book contains Virginia Woolf's first appearance in a book at pp. 474-6, chapter XI, "The Sunset". Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 84698

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  2. [The novels and short stories, comprising:]
    First editions, first impressions. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 110799

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  3. The Voyage Out.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,850

    Special Price £1,388

    Stock Code: 43261

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  4. The Voyage Out.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £1,125

    Stock Code: 73631

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  5. 122789
    First edition, first impression, advance copy, with the publisher's ink stamp to the title "To be published on 26 Mar. 1915"; the author's first book. Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 122789

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  6. Night and Day.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £688

    Stock Code: 31343

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  7. Night and Day.
    First Edition, First Impression. One of just 2000 copies printed. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,400

    Special Price £938

    Stock Code: 41311

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  8. 117093
    First edition, one of around 150 copies, of this key title in the Hogarth Press history. The Press was founded by the Woolfs in their drawing room in 1917 at Hogarth House with a small hand press, which could set only two pages at a time, and was capable of printing only 150 copies. However, this tiny hand-printed edition... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 117093

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  9. The Voyage Out.
    First US Edition. An unrecorded variant binding, consistent in design to that recorded by Kirkpatrick but in a different shade and weave of cloth and with the stamping to the upper board reversed. The text was revised by Woolf for this edition. Learn More

    Regular Price: £700

    Special Price £350

    Stock Code: 26714

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  10. 122321
    First edition, first impression. Woolf was concerned about the quality of Monday or Tuesday and what its critical reception would be, and wrote in her diary on 6 March 1921 that "Nessa approves of Monday or Tuesdaymercifully; & thus somewhat redeems it in my eyes". One of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories.... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 122321

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Vanessa Bell, inscribed by the author on publication: "Vanessa Bell from V.W. Oct. 1922". An exceptional association copy: Jacob's Room was the first of VW's books for which Vanessa Bell designed the dust jacket, and the text represents VW's attempt to do in fictional... Learn More
    £87,500

    Stock Code: 87261

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  12. Jacob's Room.
    First edition, first impression. One of probably 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the 40 active... Learn More

    Regular Price: £25,000

    Special Price £18,750

    Stock Code: 38018

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  13. Jacob's Room.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,650

    Special Price £1,238

    Stock Code: 41211

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    First edition, first impression. One of 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the active subscribers... Learn More

    Regular Price: £27,500

    Special Price £20,625

    Stock Code: 65828

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  15. i1
    irst editions, first impressions of both volumes, Nelly Cecil’s copies, the First Series with her ownership inscription, the Second Series a presentation copy, with the author’s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Nelly Cecil from Virginia Woolf". A fine association: Lady Eleanor Cecil (1868-1959,... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 34157

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  16. To the Lighthouse.
    First edition, first impression. One of 3,000 copies printed. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 114246

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  17. Orlando.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £688

    Stock Code: 35706

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  18. .
    First trade edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author to John Maynard Keynes's wife Lydia Lopokova on the front free endpaper, "Lydia from Virginia". Russian ballet dancer Lopokova became an unlikely member of the Bloomsbury group after marrying Keynes in 1925. Though the group initially snubbed... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 92563

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  19. 122602
    First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 122602

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  20. 122444
    First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days. Learn More
    £1,550

    Stock Code: 122444

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  21. A Room of One's Own.
    First edition, first impression. Number 315 of 492 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced, notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters,... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 88549

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  22. A Room of One's Own.
    First edition, first impression, trade issue. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 91592

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  23. image1
    Signed limited edition, UK issue. Number 95 of 492 numbered copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title; numbers one to one hundred inclusive were reserved for sale in the UK. Unusually, it retains the plain red dust jacket which accompanied the US issue but was discarded from the UK issue.... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 107257

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  24. 120481
    Signed limited edition, one of 492 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title, of which 450 were released for sale. This copy is unnumbered and marked as "out of series". Additionally signed by the author in black ink to the front free endpaper. This edition was published on 21 October 1929... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 120481

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  25. On Being Ill.
    First edition, first impression; one of a limited 250 copies signed by the author, this one numbered "Out of Series" in Woolf's hand. From the library of the prominent composer, memoirist and suffragette Ethel Smyth, who first met Woolf in February 1930; she had just read A Room of One's Own, and hunted down its author as... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 79863

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  26. 120531comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 420 of 500 copies signed by Woolf, in her usual purple ink. This copy is bound in the scarcer variant binding of green morocco and green boards, as noted by David Magee in Kirkpatrick: "the majority of the edition was bound in blue ... It has been my experience that ... the ratio... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 120531

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  27. 122651comp
    Signed limited edition, number 161 of 550 copies, signed by the author in her trademark purple ink. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 122651

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  28. 46212
    First printing of this essay, reprinted (revised) as the introduction to Life as We Have Known It, Margaret Llewelyn Davies (ed), Hogarth Press 1931; collected in The Captain's Death Bed, 1950; Selections from Her Essays, 1966; Collected Essays, Vol. 4, 1967. Woolf had an active interest in the Labour Party and Co-operative... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 46212

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  29. The Waves.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 35850

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  30. 1
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 96447

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  31. 46203
    First printing of this appreciation of Elizabeth Barret Browning's Aurora Leigh (1856). Woolf's essay was reprinted and slightly revised in TLS on 2 July 1931; The Common Reader: Second Series, 1932; and in the Collected Essays, Vol. I, 1966. In this essay Woolf analyses Browning's work and writing form, and wonders why... Learn More

    Regular Price: £400

    Special Price £200

    Stock Code: 46203

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  32. The Common Reader. Second Series.
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth on the front free endpaper, Ethel from Virginia 13 Oct 1932. Dame Ethel Smyth was a prominent composer, memoirist and suffragette, who first met Woolf in February 1930; she had just read A Room of Ones Own, and hunted down its author as a potential... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 79867

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  33. 122864
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog Flush, "the spaniel who shared the sickroom of Elizabeth Barrett and accompanied her when she eloped with Browning" (ODNB). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 122864

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  34. The Years.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £1,125

    Stock Code: 36188

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  35. The Years.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Saxon from Virginia". Cambridge Apostle Saxon Sydney-Turner (1880-1962) was a classics scholar at Cambridge contemporaneous with Bell, Strachey, Leonard, and Thoby Stephen. His presence at Thoby's inaugural "Thursday... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 47941

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  36. 118645
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118645

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  37. 122359
    First edition, first impression. Woolf's novel traces the fortunes of the daughters of the Pargiter family over five decades, with strong feminist undertones. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122359

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  38. 122605
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 122605

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  39. 122358
    First edition, first impression. Written in the form of a long epistolary essay, Woolf's work ties together the issues of feminism and pacifism. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122358

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  40. Between The Acts.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 35851

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