A Biography.New York, Crosby Gaige, 1928 Stock Code: 138310
NotesFirst edition, number 642 of 861 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the verso of the half-title. This signed edition preceded the first trade edition, published in the UK, by nine days, and consequently constitutes the first publication of the novel. It was produced by Crosby Gaige, a pioneer of publishing modern literature in fine-press editions.
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and English rose decoration to spine in gilt, publisher's device to front cover in gilt, cream endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom black solander box.
Frontispiece and 7 photographic illustrations, including one of Virginia Woolf as Orlando.
Bookplate of Frances Butterfield to front pastedown. Spine a little sunned with slight wear at ends, some rubbing, slight separation in hinge between frontispiece and title. A very good copy.
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