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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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  1. 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

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

    Richmond : 1919

    First separate edition, second overall, one of 1,000 copies printed. Originally published in 1917 as part of the Hogarth Press's first publication, Two Stories, it is here incorporating Virginia Woolf's "slight editorial changes" (Willis). This copy with the ownership signature of the Bloomsburyite John Hampson Simpson, whose novel, Saturday Night at... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 150218

  3. Night and Day.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Night and Day.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's second novel. Published in October 1919, this is one of 2,000 copies only. This book is uncommonly found in such good condition with the titles still blue on the spine. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148657

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, this copy with appealing provenance: from the library of George "Dadie" Rylands, darling of the "Second Generation" Bloomsbury set, who was working as an assistant at the Hogarth Press at the time of publication, with his bookplate and a typed note loosely inserted, annotated by Rylands in ink and initialled by him,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 148813

  9. To the Lighthouse.
    WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, with the front panel of Vanessa Bell's scarce dust jacket laid in at the front, and a Woolf signature (clipped from the Beau Brummell signed limited edition) loosely interted.

    To the Lighthouse was "written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision... It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 147068

  10. Street Haunting.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Street Haunting.

    San Francisco : 1930

    First and signed limited edition, sole printing, number 269 of 500 copies signed by Woolf, in her usual purple ink on the limitation page. Woolf's 1927 essay explores the joy of walking London, presenting glimpses into the personal lives of those doing so. It was not published separately in the UK. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 150717

  11. 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

  12. 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).

    The text is woven from the interior voices of its six protagonists, who were... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 147718

  13. 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

  14. 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: 147720

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Between the Acts.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Between the Acts.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's final novel, published four months after her death. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 148297

  19. Granite and Rainbow. Essays.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Granite and Rainbow. Essays.

    London : 1958

    Proof copy of Leonard Woolf's 1958 volume of his wife's uncollected essays. The book is structured into two sections: "The Art of Fiction" and "The Art of Biography". There are 27 essays in total. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149969

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