To the Lighthouse.London: The Hogarth Press, 1927 Stock Code: 147068
With the front panel of Vanessa Bell's jacket, and a clipped signatureFirst edition, first impression, with the front panel of Vanessa Bell's scarce dust jacket laid in at the front, and a Woolf signature (clipped from the Beau Brummell signed limited edition) laid in also.
To the Lighthouse was "written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision... It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession with rendering the passage of time which dominated her later work" (Connolly); the novel "displays Woolf's technique of narrating through stream of consciousness and imagery at its most assured, rich, and suggestive" (Drabble, p. 990).
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge yellow.
Spine somewhat toned, ends and edges rubbed, some splash marks to rear cover, a little minor foxing within, still a very good copy, with the front panel of the dust jacket preserved, laid in at the front.
Connolly, Cyril, The Modern Movement 54; Drabble, Margaret ed. The Oxford Companion to English Literature (5th edition, 1987); Kirkpatrick A10; Woolmer 154.
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