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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: 88549

Price: £5,750

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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, 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.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine faded, ends of spine a little rubbed, a few spots and marks to cloth, bumps to corners and top edges of boards, a little spotting to endpapers and occasionally to contents

Bibliography: Kirkpatrick A12a, Woolmer 215A

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