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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. 126655

    Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.

    Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey: Sunday [?12th November 1922]

    An exceptional letter connecting two of the key figures of the English modernist movement, here in their capacity as publisher/editors in the annus mirabilis of modernist publishing. Virginia Woolf writes to T. S. Eliot, addressing him familiarly as "Tom", on Hogarth House stationery towards the end of 1922, the year in... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 126655

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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
    £85,000

    Stock Code: 87261

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, number 195 of 450 copies printed at the Hogarth Press, inscribed on the limitation leaf, "Ethel Smyth from Virginia Woolf", also with a pencil note in Woolf's hand to the text of her Introduction. It is the only signed or personally inscribed copy that we can trace, auction... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 132320

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  4. 130267
    Original typescript draft with autograph corrections by Woolf of one of her most defining essays, by descent from the editor responsible for bringing the essay to publication, Geoffrey Parsons (1879-1956). Published in the New York Herald Tribune on Sunday, 16 October 1927, Woolf's review of E. M. Forster's Aspects of Fiction... Learn More
    £22,500

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    First trade edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lydia Lopokova, "Lydia from Virginia" on the front free endpaper. Lopokova was a dancer with the ballet Russes who had married John Maynard Keynes in 1925 and thus become an unlikely member of the Bloomsbury group. In the list of friends... Learn More
    £12,500

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

    Stock Code: 122651

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    First edition in book form, signed limited issue, number 148 of 250 copies signed and numbered by the author in her typical purple ink. Written by Woolf after experiencing a period of severe manic-depression, On Being Ill was first published in essay form in T. S. Eliot's New Criterion in January 1926. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 126083

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  8. 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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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author 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 One's Own, and hunted down its author... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 79867

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