Monday or Tuesday.
With woodcuts by Vanessa Bell.Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1921 Stock Code: 138929
NotesFirst 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 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".
Octavo. Original quarter brown cloth, paper-covered boards, black and white woodcut to front cover designed by Vanessa Bell. No Jacket issued.
With 4 full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, and 1 p. of publisher's advertisements at end.
A hint of wear to corners, else a beautifully well-preserved copy of a notoriously fragile book.
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