Search results for: 'WOOLF, Virginia'
WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.
Richmond : 1922First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.
London : 1924First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. The Mark on the Wall.
Richmond : 1919First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Street Haunting.
San Francisco : 1930First and signed limited edition, 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell.
[London] : 1927First edition fully illustrated by Vanessa Bell, (third overall), signed by Woolf and Bell on the limitation page, and numbered 62 from a limited edition of 500.
It was first published in 1919, and Bell's contribution to the first two editions was a woodcut frontispiece and finispiece only. The unexpected success of this work, Woolf's third published... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 139242
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
WOOLF, Virginia (contrib.); MAITLAND, Frederic William. The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen.
London : 1906 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
WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves.
London : 1931First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.
London : 1937First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas.
London : 1938First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First 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£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139321
WOOLF, Virginia. Night and Day.
London : 1919First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out.
London : 1915First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.
London : 1928First trade edition, first impression. Woolf's Orlando is widely recognized as a masterpiece of modernist and feminist literature, and remains among her best-known works. Dedicated to Vita Sackville-West, whose androgynous personality inspired the character, the book was described by her son Nigel Nicholson as "the longest love letter in history". This... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145082
WOOLF, Virginia. Granite and Rainbow. Essays.
London : 1958Proof 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Aurora Leigh. Offprint from
1931First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.
London : 1937First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Memories of a Working Women's Guild. Offprint from.
1930First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.
London : 1922First 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
WOOLF, Virginia. Roger Fry: A Biography.
London : 1940First 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
WOOLF, Leonard. Stories of the East.
Richmond : 1921First edition, sole impression, of this very scarce early Hogarth Press book, one of 300 copies hand printed by the Woolfs and with front wrapper design by Dora Carrington. This copy is an extraordinary survival of an already rare book and fragile book, here in effectively fine condition, uncut and unopened.
An instant success, with all but three... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144822
ALBEE, Edward. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
New York : 1962First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "By Edward Albee, this copy signed for Paul Bartel". Paul Bartel (1938-2000) was an actor and director best known for his 1982 film Eating Raoul. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126039
MANSFIELD, Katherine. Prelude.
Richmond : First edition, sole printing, one of 300 copies hand printed by the Woolfs, this copy exceptionally bright. This is theoretically the second issue as the Ferguson woodcut does not appear on the front wrapper. It is however admitted that the tiny number known to exist with the woodcut were trials as Virginia Woolf vetoed the illustration. This is an... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 150010
FAITHFULL, Lilian. Autograph draft for Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries.
13 Kensington Square, W., : Two page autograph draft with annotations and corrections in ink and pencil by Lilian Faithfull, an early reformer of women's higher education and one of Virginia Woolf's lecturers, for her autobiographical entry in Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries (1899). Written in the third person, it culminates with her appointment as Head... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 132800
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.
Norfolk, CT : First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Russian by Nabokov to his wife Véra on the front free endpaper: "My beloved, here's a little book for you, my life, here's another little book for you, my love, there will be more little books / B the letter "V" in English / 1944". Nabokov has annotated this copy in nearly 60 instances, from... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 123847
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Seducers in Ecuador.
London : 1924First edition, first impression, of the first book by Vita Sackville-West published by Woolf at the Hogarth Press. Published in a run of 1,500 copies, it is rarely found in the jacket and in such good condition.
The pair had first met in December 1922, and quickly became confidants and friends. Seducers in Ecuador followed on 30 October 1924,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 148623
FIELDING, Henry. The Works.
London : 1882.A handsomely bound set of the works of Henry Fielding, edited and with a biographical essay by Leslie Stephen, the literary critic and father of Virginia Woolf. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies for sale in Europe and 250 copies for sale in the US. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 68476
BEATON, Cecil, & Daniela Palazzoli (ed.) Portfolio.
Milan : 1981Limited edition, number 760 of 1,000 copies. Beaton "made a name for himself taking glamorous photographic portraits of the 'bright young things' of the day, who soon thirsted for his talent and by the end of the 1920s - a decade which Beaton may be said to personify - he had been granted sittings by all whom he had aspired to photograph, except Queen... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137157
DOWSON, Ernest. Decorations:
London : 1899First edition of Dowson's attractively produced poetry collection, this copy from the library of Henry Head (1861-1940), poet and neurologist who specialised in the sensory nervous system, with his ownership inscription dated 29 July 1900 to front free endpaper. "It was knowledge of Head's intellectual interests that led Virginia Woolf's husband, Leonard,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 126828
PREWETT, Frank. Poems.
Richmond, London : First edition, first impression, of this notably uncommon edition, handset by Virginia Woolf for the Hogarth Press. The Canadian poet Frank James Prewett (1893-1962) surfaced as a poet of the First World War, meeting Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital. This is his first published collection of verse and "contains many of the poet's finest trench... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139956
STRACHEY, Lytton. Landmarks in French Literature.
London : 1923First edition thus (second overall), first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Dadie from Lytton", and with the recipient's pictorial book plate to the front pastedown, and with a couple of minor corrections in ink by either one of them.
George Humphrey Wolferstan "Dadie" Rylands (1902-1999), became one of Leonard... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143674
MOORE, George Edward. Principia Ethica.
Cambridge : 1903First edition, first impression. G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was critical of the dominant idealist metaphysics of the time; in this, his most famous work, he presents a new approach to ethical theory wherein "analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality" (ODNB).
Connected... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 119604
ELIOT, George. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : [c.1880]The Cabinet edition. This handsome set includes Eliot's seven novels and other literary works including, The Spanish Gypsy and Scenes of Clerical Life. Four volumes, which include the Life of George Eliot, were published later for the Cabinet Edition, but are not present in this set.
Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138206
WOLFF, Charlotte. A Psychology of Gesture.
London : 1945First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page.
Wolff (1897-1986) was born in Riesenburg (now Prabuty, Poland) and studied literature and philosophy at the University of Freiburg before graduating in medicine. She then worked as a physician and psychotherapist in the predominantly under served working class districts... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141355
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
London : 1837An attractive copy of Burton's landmark study, which arose out of "the new curiosity in the Renaissance about the workings of the human mind" (ODNB).
"The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146583
STRACHEY, Lytton. Queen Victoria.
London : 1921First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper,"G. H. Grubb, With kind regards, Lytton Strachey". The recipient was the London chief of the American publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons and corresponded with many authors, including Virginia Woolf and Walter de la Mare.
Strachey's biography of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 149208
VOLTAIRE. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
Berlin : 1751First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was the lover of Ralph Partridge,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 131267
NICHOLS, Robert. Ardours and Endurances
New York : First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894-1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117876
VAN DER POST, Laurens. In a Province.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, in an excellent example of the Anthony Butts jacket, of this scarce Hogarth Press novel, the debut of Woolf's friend Laurens van der Post. Of the 1,250 copies printed, Woolmer states that 300 were pulped. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148190
VAN DER POST, Laurens. In a Province.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, in a bright example of the Anthony Butts jacket, of this scarce Hogarth Press novel, the debut of Woolf's friend Laurens van der Post. Of the 1,250 copies printed, Woolmer states that 300 were pulped. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140892
GRAVES, Robert. Mock Beggar Hall.
London : 1924First edition, first impression. "The whole tone of the book is philosophical involving a series of meditations on relativity and time" (Patrick J. Quinn ed., New Perspectives on Robert Graves, 1999, p. 75). Nicholson's sinister cover design of a hanging bat is stunning. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 110245
ISHERWOOD, Christopher The Memorial.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, in the second state blue and white cloth binding. "A remarkably acute and assured novel about the pre- and post-war generations" in the attractive jacket designed by John Banting (ODNB). Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 129030
ISHERWOOD, Christopher. The Memorial.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, in the uncommon first state pink and white cloth binding. The first impression was printed in a run of 1,222 copies. "A remarkably acute and assured novel about the pre- and post-war generations" in the attractive jacket designed by John Banting (ODNB). Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 122075
TOLSTOI, Alexei, & A. B. Goldenveizer. Talks with Tolstoi.
Richmond : 1923First edition in English, first impression, first published in 1922. A composer, Goldenveizer was a close friend of Tolstoy in his youth and transcribed many conversations that they had together, which are collected in this work. According to Woolmer an alternative binding of plain cloth was done for a minority of copies. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 122499
BOSANQUET, Theodora. Paul Valéry.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the English historian "To Dame (Cicely)Veronica Wedgwood, hommages respectueux. Theodora Bosanquet, 29.12.1942". One of 1,000 copies only, this one in the variant binding.
Bosanquet was Henry James's secretary from 1907 until his death in 1916 and longtime... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143116