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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. 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. 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.

    Richmond : 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. The work was "recognized, in its stunningly mischievous ellipses and its often absent protagonist, as a new... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 138870

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

    London : 1922

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

    Stock Code: 28033

  16. 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

  17. Mrs. Dalloway.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, in the very scarce Vanessa Bell jacket. Mrs Dalloway is regarded by many as the author's masterpiece; certainly it is one of her best-loved works. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced, and the dust jacket is one of the finest Bell ever designed and rare in collectable condition. "Woolf maintained that... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 138396

  18. The Common Reader: First Series.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Common Reader: First Series.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, of the first of the two volumes of Woolf's Common Reader, collecting critical essays, articles, and book reviews that had previously appeared in various publications. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138881

  19. To the Lighthouse.
    WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. To the Lighthouse was "written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision... It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession with rendering the passage of time which dominated her later work" (Connolly); the novel "displays Woolf's technique of narrating through stream of consciousness and imagery... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138874

  20. "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

  21. 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

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

    New York & London : 1929

    Signed limited edition, number 217 of 492 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title, of which 450 were released for sale. This edition was published in the US on 21 October 1929 and in the UK on 24 October 1929, simultaneously with the first trade edition. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto,... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 138895

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. The Common Reader: Second Series.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Common Reader: Second Series.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of the second of the two volumes of Woolf's Common Reader, collecting critical essays, articles, and book reviews that had previously appeared in various publications. With a Hogarth Press advertisement for the works of Virginia Woolf loosely inserted. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 138880

  30. Autograph letter signed to Roger L. Scaife.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to Roger L. Scaife.

    London : [1933]

    An unpublished autograph letter signed inviting the managing director of Houghton Mifflin to tea, brusque and insincere in its tone given Woolf's extreme reluctance to discuss business with the Boston publisher.
    Houghton Mifflin was Harold Nicolson's American publisher. In March 1933 Woolf reluctantly agreed to meet with Roger Scaife (1875-1951),... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139458

  31. 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

  32. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    1937

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 36188

  33. 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

  34. 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: 138875

  35. Reviewing.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Reviewing.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. A Hogarth Sixpenny Pamphlet No. 4. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 128386

  36. 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

  37. Between The Acts.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Between The Acts.

    1941

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

    Stock Code: 35851

  38. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression, of Virginia Woolf's posthumously published collection of essays, which she was working on as a follow up to the Common Reader prior to her suicide, and subsequently seen through the press by her husband Leonard Woolf. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 138883

  39. The Letters.
    (WOOLF, Virginia.) Nigel Nicolson (ed.) The Letters.

    London : 1975-80

    First editions, first impressions, inscribed by Nigel Nicolson on the title page of each volume. The letters 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.
    Volumes I and II: "Nigel Nicolson"
    Volumes III, IV and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 137435

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