Being the Book of the Edinburgh University Women's Union.Edinburgh: At the University Press by T. and A. Constable Ltd., 1926 Stock Code: 143133
First edition, first impression, and first appearance of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Woman's College from Outside". This literary and artistic "miscellany" produced to celebrate and fund the Edinburgh University Women's Union in its 21st year. Scarce in the jacket and in such good condition.
It also features writing by, among others, Hilaire Belloc, W. H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Fredegond Shove, Rachel Annand Taylor, T. Sturge Moore, Hugh McDiarmid and Sylvia Lind, and a colour frontispiece by Edinburgh-based Arts & Craft Movement artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Octavo. Original white cloth-backed brown and white patterned boards, titles in black to printed paper label on front board, bottom edge untrimmed. With dust jacket.
Title printed in blue and black, colour frontispiece and 11 other plates including an etching after Jessie M. King, all but two with a captioned tissue guard.
Slight rubbing to tips, the binding otherwise sharp, light foxing to edges, internally crisp. A fine copy in the near-fine jacket, minor creasing and small closed tears to top edge, notably bright and unfaded.
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