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WOOLF, Virginia.

The Common Reader: First and Second Series.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1925 & 1932

Stock Code: 125945

£4,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First editions, first impressions, of two works that are particularly tough to find in collectable condition. These two volumes, the "pillars of Virginia Woolf's essays" include critical essays, articles, and book reviews that had previously appeared publications such as Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Athenæum, New Statesman, Life and Letters, Dial, Vogue, and The Yale Review (Clarke, introduction). "Woolf was trying to bring imagination and cohesion to a disparate collection, unified only by her approach and personality The Times itself saw Woolf as 'a novelist deliberately using her creative imagination' and praised her for 'conducting us not into the classroom but out of it'" (ibid.).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. First Series: original cloth-backed decorated paper boards; with the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Second Series: original green cloth, titles to spine gilt; with the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.

Condition

First Series: boards slightly marked and foxed but still bright, a little foxing to edges. Second Series: cloth a little darkened, boards slightly toned. A very good set in the scarce jackets, spine panels toned, edges slightly darkened, but front panels still bright, jacket of First Series expertly stabilised with a little tissue at head of spine, spine fold and front fold.

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