Jacob's Room.Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1922 Stock Code: 38018
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 the press's early publications. The present copy was issued to "Mr Waterlow", i.e. Sydney Philip Perigal Waterlow (1878-1944), scholar and diplomat and intimate friend of both Virginia and Leonard Woolf. He attended Cambridge University with Leonard Woolf and Virginia's brother Thoby. Waterlow became one of Virginia's suitors, and proposed marriage to her following the breakdown of his first marriage and, despite her rejection, remained lifelong friends.
Octavo. Original yellow cloth, white paper title label to spine printed in black. Housed in a quarter black morocco box.
Some foxing early and late, endpapers lightly browned, contents a little shaken, spine slightly cocked and a touch sunned. Very good.
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