Mrs. Dalloway.London : 1925 Stock Code: 138396
NotesFirst 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 her generation had to break the mould of the novel in order to speak of the radically changed world around them and Mrs. Dalloway did break the mould It established her as a powerful force in the British Modernist literary scene" (Miller, Masterpieces of British Modernism, p. 153).
Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Housed in a custom grey cloth box, black label.
Spine with light sunning and bumping at ends, otherwise a very good copy, in the very scarce jacket, chipped at head of spine panel with some loss to title, lightly stained to rear panel, slight chipping and short closed tears at extremities. Still a very good, unrestored example.
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