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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.) 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, 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

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

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 73631

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

    London : 1915

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

    Stock Code: 43261

  6. The Mark on the Wall.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Mark on the Wall.

    Richmond : 1919

    First separate edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. Originally published in 1917 as part of the Hogarth Press's first publication, Two Stories, it is here printed alone, incorporating Virginia Woolf's "slight editorial changes" (Willis). Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 138409

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

    1919

    First Edition, First Impression. One of just 2000 copies printed. Learn More
    £1,400.00

    Stock Code: 41311

  8. Night and Day.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Night and Day.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression of Woolf's second novel. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 31343

  9. The Voyage Out.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.

    New York : 1920

    First US Edition. An unrecorded variant binding, consistent in design to that recorded by Kirkpatrick but in a different shade and weave of cloth and with the stamping to the upper board reversed. The text was revised by Woolf for this edition. Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 26714

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of the first Woolf novel printed by her Hogarth Press, in the rare dust jacket designed by her sister Vanessa Bell. Jacob's Room was Woolf's breakthrough third novel, about the life of Jacob Flanders and his death in the First World War. The work was "recognized, in its stunningly mischievous ellipses and its often absent... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 128378

  13. 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

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

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, was the first full-length book to be published by the Hogarth Press, and marked the point from which the Woolfs decided to run the Press as a genuine business concern. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 28033

  15. 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

  16. "Is Fiction an Art?" Hand-corrected typescript review of Aspects of Fiction by E. M. Forster.
    WOOLF, Virginia. "Is Fiction an Art?" Hand-corrected typescript review of Aspects of Fiction by E. M. Forster.

    52 Tavistock Square, London : October 1927

    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 appeared on the first page... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 130267

  17. Orlando.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the verso of the half-title, this copy a publisher's presentation copy, out of series from the stated edition of 861 copies, inscribed on the colophon "for D., G., & J. Smith Feb. 28, 1930, from James W." by James R. Wells, who took over Gaige's publishing firm in January 1929.
    This... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138492

  18. A Room of One's Own.
    WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own.

    London : 1929

    First trade edition, first impression, of Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced. She 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... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 136551

  19. A Room of One's Own.
    WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, trade issue. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 92603

  20. On Being Ill.
    WOOLF, Virginia. On Being Ill.

    London : 1930

    First edition in book form, signed limited issue, number 51 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.
    In the essay, Woolf turns a fresh (and today... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 142216

  21. Street Haunting.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Street Haunting.

    San Francisco : 1930

    First and signed limited edition, sole printing, number 430 of 500 copies signed by Woolf, in her usual purple ink on the limitation page. The essay was not published separately in the UK. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137128

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's penultimate novel, and the most popular of her novels during her lifetime. Woolf began The Years in the early 1930s as a novel-essay entitled The Pargiters. Woolf subsequently divided it into two parts, with the fiction portion reworked into The Years and the essay portion the basis for Three Guineas. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 138877

  25. 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... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 141987

  26. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    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

  27. Three Guineas.
    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, even though they are excluded from education, professional employment, and the public sphere. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138941

  28. 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

  29. 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

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