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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
NY/London, Fountain Press/Hogarth Press, 1929. The limited edition of Woolf's seminal essay on women and fiction, in which Woolf argues for the importance of women having the kind of independence long taken for granted by men. One of 492 copies, of which 450 were for sale. This is Copy No. 173 and therefore one of 350 reserved for sale in America, and issued without dust jacket. Signed by Woolf in her customary purple ink. Mild sunning to boards and very shallow wear to the spine ends. A near fine copy, now protected in a custom quarter leather clamshell case. A classic of 20th century women's writing and an ongoing reminder of not only economic inequality but also of the consequences of male writers having sole control of the narratives describing a woman's place in the world. [#033913] $6,000
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1923). The first American edition. Owner name on flyleaf; stray pen mark rear cover; some abrasion to spine label; modest general handling. About near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#017634] $300
London, Hogarth Press, 1937. Dampstaining to cloth and the outer upper corner of the text block; foxing to endpages; a good copy in a good, spine-stained and darkened Vanessa Bell dust jacket that is edge-chipped and fragile at the folds. [#033362] $250
(WOOLF, Virginia). BENNETT, Joan
Cambridge, University Press, 1945. A short critical introduction to Woolf's life and novels. Fine in a mildly spine-tanned, else fine dust jacket. [#018807] $25