Paul Valéry.London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1933 Stock Code: 143116
First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the English historian "To Dame (Cicely)Veronica Wedgwood, hommages respectueux. Theodora Bosanquet, 29.12.1942". One of 1,000 copies only, this one in the variant binding.
Bosanquet was Henry James's secretary from 1907 until his death in 1916 and longtime literary editor of Time and Tide.
Small octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black.
Monochrome portrait of Valéry as frontispiece.
Slight rubbing to extremities, small hole to rear joint, two faint stains to boards, the binding otherwise firm and unfaded, light foxing to edges and first and last few pages, else internally fresh; a very good copy.
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