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WOOLF, Virginia.

A Room of One’s Own.

Published: New York & London: The Fountain Press; The Hogarth Press, 1929

Stock code: 107257

Price: £7,500

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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. The printed paper label to the spine panel was added later, not issued by the publishers. The book was published on 21 October 1929 in the US and in the UK on 24 October 1929, simultaneously with the first trade edition. A Room of One’s Own is Woolf’s feminist literary manifesto, based on two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket with printed paper label to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Tip of front board slightly bumped, spine slightly rolled; an exceptional copy in the jacket with faded spine and sunned edges.

Bibliography: Kirkpatrick A12a; Woolmer 215A.

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