Monday or Tuesday.
With woodcuts by Vanessa Bell.Richmond, The Hogarth Press, 1921 Stock Code: 137334
NotesFirst 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 was concerned about the quality of Monday or Tuesday and what its critical reception would be, and wrote in her diary on 6 March 1921 that "Nessa approves of Monday or Tuesday-mercifully; & thus somewhat redeems it in my eyes".
This copy has an intriguing provenance, with the "Byrdcliffe" bookplate of Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead (1854-1929), founder of the utopian Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony of Woodstock, New York.
Octavo. Original quarter brown cloth, paper-covered boards, black and white woodcut to front cover designed by Vanessa Bell.
With 4 full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, and 1 p. of publisher's advertisements at end.
Slight wear to corners, boards somewhat toned, first and last few leaves lightly foxed and toned, a little offsetting. An otherwise remarkably well preserved copy of a fragile book.
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