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Book Description

The First UK printing published by The Hogarth Press, London in 1940. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a little lightening of the spine but far less than usually encountered. A slither of fading to the extreme upper spine tip reproducing the slither of loss to the wrapper. The gilt titling remains very bright. Some light toning to the text-block and outer page edges due to the quality of paper stock used. Light offsetting to the blank end-papers. Free from inscriptions. The fragile WRAPPER is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is lightly dust marked to the rear panel with a few minor markings to the spine panel. A small amount of loss to the spine head. A few nicks and light creasing to the edges with a small area of tape reinforcement to the verso of the front panel edge. There is only a hint of toning to the spine. The wrapper presents as a very sharp example in the removable Brodart archival cover, with the design reproducing Vanessa Bell's portrait of Fry. Only 2,530 copies were printed (Kirkpatrick A25). With a self-portrait frontispiece, seventeen photographs and reproductions and a brief foreword in the form of a letter from Margery Fry to Virginia Woolf. An increasingly elusive title to find in collectible condition.
Author Woolf, Virginia
Date 1940
Binding Hardcover
Publisher The Hogarth Press, London
Condition Near Fine /Very Good++

Price: £1100.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

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