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WOOLF, Virginia.

A Room of One’s Own.

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

Stock code: 90649

Price: £3,850

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Signed limited edition, number 414 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, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order to become part of the literary establishment. Published on 21 October 1929 in the US and in the UK on 24 October 1929, simultaneously with the first trade edition. Loosely inserted is an abridged version of Woolf’s essay The Love of Reading, published in the American publication Company of Books in 1931.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Small contemporary inscription to front pastedown. Spine lightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, a few spots and marks to cloth, bumps to top corners and top edges of boards, edges of text block tanned, one inner hinge cracked but holding firm. An excellent copy.

Bibliography: Kirkpatrick A12a; Woolmer 215A.

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