The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.London: The Hogarth Press, 1942 Stock Code: 145083
First edition, first impression, of Virginia Woolf's posthumously published collection of essays, which she was working on as a follow up to the Common Reader prior to her death, and subsequently seen through the press by her husband Leonard Woolf.
This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of William Beekman to the front pastedown. Much of Beekman's excellent Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press collection now forms part of the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown and loosely inserted promotional postcard of the Holiday Bookshop, New York. A hint of fading to spine, the binding otherwise sharp, internally crisp. A fine copy in the near-fine jacket, a touch of wear to corners, a small closed tear to upper edge of front panel, else notably clean.
Kirkpatrick A27a; Woolmer 500.
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