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WOOLF, Virginia.

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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  1. Notes From Sick Rooms.
    STEPHEN, Mrs Leslie [Julia]. Notes From Sick Rooms.

    London : 1883

    First edition of Julia Stephen's discussion of good nursing practice. The work demonstrates "a fine attention to detail - and to language: it includes an eloquent and witty passage on the torment of crumbs in bed" (ODNB). Stephen (1846-1895) was Virginia Woolf's mother, and an active philanthropist who "travelled round London by bus visiting hospitals... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 129359

  2. The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen.
    WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.); MAITLAND, Frederic William. The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen.

    London : 1906 [1910]

    First edition. The book contains Virginia Woolf's first appearance in a book at pp. 474-6, chapter XI, "The Sunset". Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 84698

  3. The Voyage Out.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. The Voyage Out introduces the character of Clarissa Dalloway, most famous as the central character of Mrs Dalloway (1925). Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 126009

  4. The Voyage Out.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, advance copy, with the publisher's ink stamp to the title "To be published on 26 Mar. 1915". Woolf's first published novel "was a literary debut that marked Virginia as a writer worth watching" (Licence). Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 122789

  5. The Voyage Out.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. The Voyage Out introduces the character of Clarissa Dalloway, most famous as the central character of Mrs Dalloway (1925). Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 73631

  6. The Voyage Out.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 43261

  7. Night and Day.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Night and Day.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, one of just 2,000 copies printed, of Woolf's second novel. Learn More
    £1,400.00

    Stock Code: 41311

  8. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, of the only collection of Woolf's short stories to be published in her lifetime, further developing her modernist style which would blossom in the coming years, and continuing her collaboration with her sister Vanessa Bell who provided the cover design and illustrations. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138873

  9. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this only collection of short stories to be published in Woolf's lifetime, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138929

  10. Monday or Tuesday.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.

    Richmond : 1921

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137334

  11. 38018comp
    WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.

    Richmond : 1922

    First edition, first impression. One of probably 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the 40 active subscribers who had supported... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 38018

  12. Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to T. S. Eliot.

    Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey : Sunday [?12 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 which the Woolfs began to run... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 126655

  13. Jacob's Room.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.

    Richmond : 1922

    First edition, first impression. One of 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the active subscribers who had supported the press's... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 65828

  14. 41211
    WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 41211

  15. Mrs. Dalloway.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's mould-breaking masterpiece, in the very scarce Vanessa Bell jacket. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced, and the dust jacket is rare in collectable condition.

    "Woolf maintained that her generation had to break the mould of the novel in order to speak of the radically changed world... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 138396

  16. Orlando.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.

    New York : 1928

    First US trade edition, first printing. Woolf's Orlando is widely recognized as a masterpiece of modernist and feminist literature, and remains among her best-known works. It was first published in a signed limited edition in New York on 2 October 1928; the first trade edition was issued in London on 11 October and this edition followed a week later.... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 142435

  17. Memories of a Working Women's Guild. Offprint from.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Memories of a Working Women's Guild. Offprint from.

    1930

    First printing of this essay, reprinted (revised) as the introduction to Life as We Have Known It, Margaret Llewelyn Davies (ed), Hogarth Press 1931; collected in The Captain's Death Bed, 1950; Selections from Her Essays, 1966; Collected Essays, Vol. 4, 1967. Woolf had an active interest in the Labour Party and Co-operative Movement and regularly held... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 46212

  18. The Waves.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's most ambitious and experimental novel, hailed by Cyril Connolly as her "masterpiece". "It is one of the books which comes nearest to stating the mystery of life and so, in a sense, nearest to solving it" (Connolly, p. 49). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138885

  19. Aurora Leigh. Offprint from
    WOOLF, Virginia. Aurora Leigh. Offprint from

    1931

    First printing of this appreciation of Elizabeth Barret Browning's Aurora Leigh (1856). Woolf's essay was reprinted and slightly revised in TLS on 2 July 1931; The Common Reader: Second Series, 1932; and in the Collected Essays, Vol. I, 1966. In this essay Woolf analyses Browning's work and writing form, and wonders why it has "left no successors",... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 46203

  20. Flush.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Flush.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog Flush, "the spaniel who shared the sickroom of Elizabeth Barrett and accompanied her when she eloped with Browning" (ODNB). The dust jacket declares this to be a "large paper edition", but all copies of the first impression were in this format. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138408

  21. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, rare with the jacket in such good condition. This is Woolf's penultimate novel, also the most popular during her lifetime. She began writing it in the early 1930s as a novel-essay titled The Pargiters, and subsequently divided it into two parts: the fiction portion became The Years and the essay portion the basis for... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 141987

  22. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. This is Woolf's penultimate novel, also the most popular during her lifetime. She began writing it in the early 1930s as a novel-essay titled The Pargiters, and subsequently divided it into two parts: the fiction portion became The Years and the essay portion the basis for Three Guineas. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 36188

  23. 138941
    WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Written as a companion piece to her earlier essay, A Room of One's Own, Woolf addresses how women can influence and prevent the rise of militarism, when they are excluded from education, professional employment, and the public sphere. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138941

  24. Roger Fry: A Biography.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Roger Fry: A Biography.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's biography of Roger Fry, English painter and fellow member of the Bloomsbury Group. Woolf wrote the biography at the request of the Fry family. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 138410

  25. Between the Acts.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Between the Acts.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression, in unusually nice condition. This is Woolf's final novel, published four months after her death. This copy is from the library of Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press collector William Beekman, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 144864

  26. Between The Acts.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Between The Acts.

    1941

    First edition, first impression. Faulkner's third collection of short stories. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 35851

  27. Virginia Woolf. A Biography.
    WOOLF, Virginia - BELL, Quentin. Virginia Woolf. A Biography.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first printings. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 142506

  28. The Letters; The Diaries.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Letters; The Diaries.

    London : 1975-84

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Woolf's collected letters and diaries. The letters, edited by Nigel Nicolson, record in stunning detail the evolution of Woolf's unmistakable style and provide an impressively comprehensive gathering of her correspondence from childhood until her death in 1941. Woolf's diaries, which she kept... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142503

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