Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

WOOLF (Virginia). Night and day. Duckworth and Company, 1919. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered blue, on front cover, ruled and lettered blue on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges rough trimmed. Enamel on spine slightly darkened; small very slightly thinned patch on upper margin of title-page where inscription has been removed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Amber Blanco White's copy, bearing her signature on the front paste-down. Amber Blanco White, née Reeves, "a friend of the Webbs, Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, who had used her as the model for Anna Veronica in his novel of the same name . . . had published several books herself". V. ‘The Question of Things Happening', p.92, note. In 1916 she sent her two daughters (the elder of whom was an illegitimate child by H.G. Wells) to stay with Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa, for a few months. Virginia also knew her: "I couldn't get what I wanted, owing to the presence of Amber Reeves, who haunts me." - idem. V. also p.130, for a further reference. It would be pleasant to suppose that the erased inscription was a presentation from the author - to Vanessa, say . . . But this is to romance! An interesting, if slight, association. Kirkpatrick, A4a. A minor issue variant: according to Kirkpatrick, all edges were fully trimmed (though, in our experience, the fore-edges are always only ‘mainly trimmed'). In the present copy also, however, the antepenultimate line on p.405 has a magnificently risen quad after she, not present in another copy we examined, that had the lower-edges fully trimmed: probably, therefore, this copy was both from the earlier portion of the print run and from an early binding batch (and it could possibly be an advance copy or final book proof). The following further errata and typographical faults have been noted, probably as always: p.19, l.24, ‘s' lacking at end of line; p.31, last line, dropped ‘i' at start of line; p.91, l.22, ‘very' for ‘every'; p.92, l.5, ‘down the' for ‘down to the'; p.147, l.27, comma with broken tail that looks like a full stop after ‘command'; p.199, l.3, ‘county' for ‘country'; l.30, ‘r' lacking at end of line; p.204, penultimate line, ‘radance' for ‘radiance'; p.205, last line, ‘e' of ‘she' printed faint; p.236, l.18, ‘he my' for ‘be my'; p.269, l.33, ‘wantt o' for ‘want to'; p.400, l.33, ‘Johnie' for ‘Johnnie'; p.465, l.11, ‘Hoper and Grateley' for ‘Grateley and Hooper'; p.483, l.34, ‘ ny' for ‘any'; p.506, l.21, and p.532, l.33, a risen quad at the line end instead of a full stop.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. F.M. Dostoevsky: Stavrogin's confession And The plan of The life of a great sinner With introductory and explanatory notes. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1922. Three integral advertisement leaves at end; quarter ice-blue buckram, white boards printed with over-all design in blue, paper label on front cover and down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Boards slightly darkened at edges, spine label slightly darkened, and cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Kirkpatrick, B2; Woolmer, 20. The regular trade binding, there being also a binding in full cloth intended for sale to libraries. According to Woolmer, quoting records in the papers of R & R Clark, who printed the volume and arranged the binding-up, there were 750 copies produced of this quarter cloth issue out of a total edition of 1,050. Both issues appear all to have been bound at the same time. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. F.M. Dostoevsky: Stavrogin's confession And The plan of The life of a great sinner With introductory and explanatory notes. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1922. Three integral advertisement leaves at end; ice-blue buckram, paper label down-lettered on rounded spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing to uncut edges; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.

Kirkpatrick, B2; Woolmer, 20. A variant binding (which may have been intended for libraries, but is usually described as secondary), copies usually seen being in quarter ice-blue cloth with patterned paper sides. According to Woolmer, quoting records in the papers of R & R Clark, who printed the volume and arranged the binding-up, there were only 300 copies produced of this full-cloth issue out of a total edition of 1,050. They appear all to have been bound at the same time. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Jacob's room. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1922. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 14pp. integral advertisements at end; deep yellow buckram, paper spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Neat, barely visible, restorations to cloth of spine; label a little chipped and dusty; cloth very lightly marked; the text fine.

Woolmer 26; Kirkpatrick A6. One of 1,200 copies. Virginia Woolf's first experimental novel, and the book with which the Hogarth Press became established on a commercial basis.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Tolstoi's Love letters With a study On the autobiographical elements In Tolstoi's work By Paul Biryukov. Translated from the Russian by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond [Surrey], 1923. Blank before half-title; three leaves integral advertisements at end; quarter light yellow-green rough buckram, white boards printed with over-all design in scarlet and light blue-green, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Two leaves roughly opened; otherwise a fine, largely unopened, copy.

Kirkpatrick, B3; Woolmer, 40: the first issue. In all, about 1,000 copies of the book were printed. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Talks With Tolstoi By A.B. Goldenveizer. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1923. Three integral advertisement leaves at end; pale-buff-streaked buff linen patterned very fine rough buckram, white paper spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine, unopened, copy.

Kirkpatrick, B4; Woolmer, 32. As usually seen, the book is in quarter buff cloth, with mauve and pink marbled paper boards. According to Woolmer, quoting records in the papers of R & R Clark, who printed the volume and arranged the binding-up, there were only 99 copies produced of this full-cloth issue out of a total edition of 598. They appear all to have been bound at the same time. The cloth copies may have been intended for libraries, and to-day are rare. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Talks With Tolstoi By A.B. Goldenveizer. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1923. Three integral advertisement leaves at end; quarter pale-buff-streaked buff linen patterned very fine rough buckram, mauve and pink marbled boards, white paper spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small slightly faded strip at top edge of each board; lower fore-corner of back board slightly flexion-creased; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy in the original wax-paper dust-wrapper, somewhat chipped and fragile on the spine, and with two and a half inch tear to fold of front flap.

From the library of Frederick B. Adams, and bearing his earlier (penguin) bookplate on the front paste-down. Kirkpatrick, B4; Woolmer, 32. According to Woolmer, quoting records in the papers of R & R Clark, who printed the volume and arranged the binding-up, there were only 499 copies produced of this issue, with a further 99 in full cloth: making a total printing of 598. They appear all to have been bound at the same time. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1924. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.24; cream thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black with a design by Vanessa Bell. Paper of backstrip slightly chipped; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as No.1 of ‘The Hogarth Essays', first series. Woolmer, 54, describing only copies with white wrappers: 1,000 copies were printed in all of this first impression. It seems probable that copies such as this, in cream wrappers, represent the earliest binding batch, since all the other volumes in the series published in 1924, plus the first volume published in 1925, appeared in cream wrappers, white or coloured wrappers being used thereafter.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Mrs. Dalloway. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. Blank leaf before half-title; final blank; maroon cloth with a faint irregular grain, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges cut. Slight wear to cloth over back joint; otherwise a nice copy.

Woolmer 82; Kirkpatrick A9. One of about 2,000 copies. According to Kirkpatrick's collation, which agrees with that of other copies we have seen, the initial blank should be an advertisement leaf. It is known from Virginia Woolf's Diary (Vol.III, p.4) that final proofs were ready for despatch to her American publisher in January 1925, and from her Letters (Vol.3, p.154) that she was sending out advance copies ("proofs") to friends by the 24th of that month, though the novel was not published until the 14th of May. Experience of other Hogarth Press final proofs of the period leads us to expect that such copies would be bound in the same way as the published volume, and we believe that the present copy is such an advance copy or final proof. The front end-paper bears the faint inscription: ‘A H M / 1925'.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Mrs. Dalloway. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. Advertisement leaf before half-title; final blank; maroon small herringbone patterned cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight general wear to covers; corner of back board flexion creased, and lower corners bumped; otherwise a nice copy.

Woolmer 82; Kirkpatrick A9. One of about 2,000 copies.

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WOOLF (Virginia). To the lighthouse. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C., 1927. Blank before half-title; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded, and slightly worn at tail-band; gilt dull; otherwise very nice.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 54; Woolmer 154; Kirkpatrick A10. One of 3,000 copies.

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WOOLF (Virginia). To the lighthouse. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1927. Blank before half-title; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Covers a little marked and faded, and gilt dull; a very little foxing or marking; otherwise a nice copy.

Woolmer 154; Kirkpatrick A10. One of 3,000 copies.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Kew Gardens By Virginia Woolf Decorated by Vanessa Bell. Published by the Hogarth Press. Super roy.8vo format, gathered in twelves; printed throughout on cream card, on rectos only, except for the last leaf, which is blank on recto but bears the publisher's imprint on verso; half-title not called for; title printed with decoration and lettering by Vanessa Bell, printed in brown; limitation leaf follows title-page; decoration in black to each page of text; pp. 48; white boards printed on front board with lettering and design by Vanessa Bell in brown, yellow ochre, and grey, spine up-lettered brown; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Backstrip chipped at tail and partially detached; otherwise a nice copy.

According to the limitation leaf, one of 500 numbered copies. Kirkpatrick and Woolmer record that some copies were also signed by both the author and the illustrator, but neither mention copies as being unnumbered. This present copy was purchased, together with another book from Virginia Woolf's library, with decorations by her, at an auction held by Henry Adams in Chichester on Thursday 20th March 2008, where it formed lot 209 and was offered as part of the Holleyman Collection. Neither numbered nor signed, but otherwise identical with the published volume, it was possibly a final book proof. George Holleyman, of Messrs. Holleyman and Treacher, booksellers in Brighton, bought a large portion of the library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf from their home, Monks House at Rodmell early in 1970 (a further portion going to The Bow Windows Bookshop), and also, in the Autumn of 1971, the books stored at Leonard's later home in London, 24, Victoria Square. With the exception of nine volumes and one manuscript by Leonard Woolf, which for some reason were omitted, all the books purchased by Holleyman were sold to Washington State University, whilst most of a selection of 325 volumes consigned to the auctioneer Sotheby's in 1970 went, ultimately, to the University of Texas. Apart from these, the Woolf copies of Virginia's own first editions, signed editions, reprints, and of translations from them, together with a set of Leonard's works, were presented to Sussex University by Leonard Woolf's executor, Trekki Parsons, while about 100 volumes, given to Professor Quentin Bell at about the same time, also were later donated to Sussex University. Virtually the whole of the Woolf's library, therefore, amounting to some 9,000 volumes or so, is now in one or other of these institutions. Kirkpatrick, A3c; Woolmer, 155.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Street haunting. The Westgate Press, San Francisco, 1930. Tall cr.8vo, gathered in half-sheets; five blanks at front, five at back, the outermost serving as end-papers; limitation leaf printed in blue and black precedes title-page; half-title not called for; first and last leaves of text printed in blue and black; pp.[xiv]+[36]+[x]; quarter emerald green calf, spine with two raised bands, tooled and up-lettered gilt, pale sage green paper boards printed in darker green and gilt; blanks, and gatherings containing blanks, with all edges trimmed, other leaves with top- and fore- edges uncut (the top-edges being conjugate in pairs). Calf of spine faded; otherwise a fine unopened copy in sage green paper covered slip-case, as issued.

Kirkpatrick, A13, not noting that the book is gathered (and almost certainly printed) in half sheets, and omitting one of the blanks at front and back, which would presumably make the limitation leaf in her copy a single inset (the title-leaf being conjugate with the first leaf of text), and leave the final gathering one leaf short (?could the limitation leaf in the Kirkpatrick copy have been printed as part of the final gathering of text). Kirkpatrick also records the volume as normally being in quarter blue calf, with grey paper boards patterned in blue and gilt, suggesting, on the authority of David Magee, bibliographer of the Grabhorn Press, that only about fifty copies had the green calf binding. Magee also noted ‘some variation in the number' of blanks, presumably as here.

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WOOLF (Virginia). A letter to A young poet. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1932. One gathering, double post 16mo, sewn into cream wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front in black and green; blank before half-title, blank at end; issued without end-papers. Final blank foxed, centre opening slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

Kirkpatrick, A17; Woolmer, 314. Issued as No.8 of ‘The Hogarth Letters'. 6,000 copies were printed, of which 5,500 were issued in this form, the rest being bound up with the collected edition of the ‘Letters' in 1933.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Flush. A biography. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C., 1933. Frontispiece and nine plates. Slight marginal embrowning of prelims., otherwise a near fine copy in dust-wrapper browned on spine and edges.

Woolmer 334; Kirkpatrick A19.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Walter Sickert: A conversation. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1934. One gathering, sm.double cr.16mo, sewn into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front with a design by Vanessa Bell; two blanks at end; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Kirkpatrick, A20; Woolmer 355.

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WOOLF (Virginia). The years. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1937. Final blank; pale blue green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine darkened, and covers somewhat rubbed or worn at edges; internally very nice.

Kirkpatrick, a22a; Woolmer, 423.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Three guineas. The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1938. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; pp.329+[vii]; slightly rough whitish lemon yellow cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight dusting of covers as almost always with this volume; otherwise a fine, crisp copy.

Inscribed on the front end-paper "Betty Bishop / from AML / Oxford. June 1938." The book was published on the 2nd of June. Kirkpatrick, A23a: one of about 8,000 copies so bound.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Three guineas. New Edition. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; cancel half-title and title, on proofing-paper; five half-tone plates; three blanks at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; pp.329+[vii]; bright lemon yellow Sundour cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some dampstaining to cloth of sides; otherwise a fine, crisp copy.

Sheets of the first edition of 1938 with the half-title and title cancelled and replaced by a bifolium proof-pull for the new prelims of the second (‘Uniform Edition') printing of 1943. Since the volume itself has the dimensions of the 1938 edition rather than the slightly smaller format of the 1943 edition, and since also the binding differs from both that of the Uniform Edition, which was of a rough green cloth and had poor quality gilt, and from that of the 1938 edition, as published, which was of a coarser textured cloth than this and of a whitish lemon colour rather than the bright lemon here, we deduce that this was originally a copy bound up as a trial or binding sample for the first edition, that was retained either by the printer or the publisher, and then used to showcase the proof prelims. of the Uniform Edition. Probably fewer than three or four copies will have been so bound, and it is unlikely that more than two or three will have been provided with these cancel prelims. At least two copies, however, were so provided. We have in our own collection a copy identical with this, apart from condition, purchased about thirty years ago, and still in the dust-wrapper of the first edition.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Pelican Books: The common reader. Published by Penguin Books Limited, Harmondsworth Middlesex England, 1938. Sm.double post 16mo; 16pp. integral publisher's and commercial advertisements at end (last page blank); pp.240+[xvi]; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in marina blue and black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisement listing the series to no.40; issued without end-papers. Spine very slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as Pelican A36. The first Pelican edition. Kirkpatrick, A8d, not mentioning the dust-wrapper.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Between the acts. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.256; sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth slightly faded at top corner of front cover; otherwise a fine copy in frayed Vanessa Bell dust-wrapper with half a dozen small chips (the largest being three quarters of a square inch at head of spine), this now protected by a loose paper-backed plastic chemise.

Kirkpatrick, A26a. The author's last novel, completed but not finally revised at the time of her death. The cloth colour is extremely light-sensitive, but in the present copy it is almost unfaded, despite the several small chips in the dust-wrapper.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Between the acts. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.256; sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine badly faded; patchy fading on sides; slight fraying over joints; internally fine: an excellent binding copy.

Kirkpatrick, A26a. The author's last novel, completed but not finally revised at the time of her death. The cloth colour is extremely light-sensitive.

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WOOLF (Virginia). A haunted house And Other Short Stories. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1. 1943 [i.e., 1944]. Post 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.124+[iv]; dull crimson cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Gilt slightly oxydised on spine; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

Kirkpatrick, A28.

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WOOLF (Virginia). A haunted house And Other Short Stories. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1. 1943 [i.e., 1944]. Post 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.124+[iv]; dull crimson cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

Kirkpatrick, A28.

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WOOLF (Virginia) and STRACHEY (Lytton). Letters. Edited by Leonard Woolf & James Strachey. The Hogarth Press / Chatto and Windus, 1956. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; leaf blank on recto and bearing printer's imprint on verso, followed by two blanks at end; mottled light brown cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Small faded patch on front cover; gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with short closed tear.

Kirkpatrick, A32a. First issue, later copies being in black boards. The dust-wrapper was designed by Vanessa Bell.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Hours in a Library. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1957. Portrait frontispiece; quarter violet buckram, black cloth sides lettered blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; royal blue end-papers. Fine copy.

Privately printed for friends of the publisher. The first separate edition, and the first apearance of this essay in book form. One of 1,800 copies. Kirkpatrick A33.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Collected Essays. Volume three. 1967, The Hogarth Press. Double cr.16mo; brownish charcoal boards, panelled pale blue, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Kirkpatrick, A39: hard-cover issue. Kirkpatrick describes the boards as ‘rexine', which they here are not: we suspect she may have seen a simultaneous variant issue made for libraries. The volume also is gathered in 16s, not in 8s, as Kirkpatrick's description would imply.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Collected Essays. Volume four. 1967, The Hogarth Press. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brownish charcoal boards, panelled pale blue, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Kirkpatrick, A39: hard-cover issue. Kirkpatrick describes the boards as ‘rexine', which they here are not: we suspect she may have seen a simultaneous variant issue made for libraries. The volume also is gathered in 16s, not in 8s, as Kirkpatrick's description would imply.

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WOOLF (Virginia). The sickle side Of the moon. The letters of Virginia Woolf Volume V: 1932 - 1935. Editor: Nigel Nicolson. Assistant Editor: Joanne Trautmann. 1979, The Hogarth Press, London. Double med.16mo; portrait frontispiece; pp.[xx]+476; glazed mottled grey green very fine linen-effect boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.

The first issue: the dust-wrapper bearing the original price of £12.50 net on the lower corner of the front flap.

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WOOLF (Virginia). The diary of Virginia Woolf. Volume III: 1925 - 1930. Edited by Anne Olivier Bell Assisted by Andrew McNeillie. 1980, The Hogarth Press, London. Double med.16mo; final blank; pp.xiv+384+[ii]; glazed dark purple very fine linen-effect boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with maps. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Third issue: the dust-wrapper has the price-bearing lower corner of the front flap clipped away and bears a label raising the price to £12.50 net. A subsequent label over this has been removed, leaving traces. The book is otherwise identical with the first issue.

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FROM VIRGINIA WOOLF'S LIBRARYThe sermons of Thomas Adams, The Shakespeare of puritan Theologians. A selection edited by John Brown, D.D. [On verso of title:] Cambridge: At the University Press, 1909. 8vo (6" x 4"); pp.viii+[236]; grey-green wrappers, printed black on front wrapper and up spine; binder's blank at front and back; issued without end-papers. Pp.13/4, 61/2, 85 - 88 excised, and two conjugates loose; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper, with hand-crafted over-wrapper (two pen and wash drawings and some hand lettering) by Virginia Woolf.

This volume is from the library of Virginia Woolf. It was purchased at an auction held by Henry Adams in Chichester on Thursday 20th March 2008, where it formed lot 207 and was offered as part of the Holleyman Collection. George Holleyman, of Messrs. Holleyman and Treacher, booksellers in Brighton, bought a large portion of the library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf from their home, Monks House at Rodmell early in 1970 (a further portion going to The Bow Windows Bookshop), and also, in the Autumn of 1971, the books stored at Leonard's later home in London, 24, Victoria Square. With the exception of nine volumes and one manuscript by Leonard Woolf, which for some reason were omitted, all the books purchased by Holleyman were sold to Washington State University, whilst most of a selection of 325 volumes consigned to the auctioneer Sotheby's in 1970 went, ultimately, to the University of Texas. Apart from these, the Woolf copies of Virginia's own first editions, signed editions, reprints, and of translations from them, together with a set of Leonard's works, were presented to Sussex University by Leonard Woolf's executor, Trekki Parsons, while about 100 volumes, given to Professor Quentin Bell at about the same time, also were later donated to Sussex University. Virtually the whole of the Woolf's library, therefore, amounting to some 9,000 volumes or so, is now in one or other of these institutions. Among the handful of volumes still in private hands, the present example is possibly unique, providing as its over-wrapper does an example of Virginia's talent in the graphic arts. Pp. 13/14, 61/62, 85/86, 87/88 were lacking when the book was purchased; the conjugates were loose. Issued as a volume in the ‘Cambridge Devotional Series', a fact only noted on the dust-wrapper.

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WORDSWORTH (William). Two letters to Robert Jones. [Edited] by Herbert G. Wright. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., N.D. [1937]. Issued without prelims., one half sheet, short roy.8vo; light brown hammered wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; fore-edges rough trimmed; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

An offprint from ‘The Review of English Studies', Vol.XIII. No.49, January 1937: the first publication of these letters.

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YATES (Dornford). Berry and Co. Ward, Locke & Co., Limited, N.D. [1920]. Head of spine torn and neatly repaired; otherwise a good copy.



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YATES (Dornford). This publican. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1938. Black buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight dulling of gilt; contemporary inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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YATES (Dornford). Red in The morning. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1946. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.255+[i]; orange cloth blocked and lettered black on spine; t.e. red. Very slight foxing of fore-edges, and slight fading of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A "Chandos" book.

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YATES (Dornford). The Berry scene. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1947. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.286+[ii]; pale marina green cloth, lettered black on spine; t.e. marina green. Post 8vo; colour slightly faded on top-edges; otherwise fine in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The back panel of the dust-wrapper bears a note about the book by Yates, which does not appear elsewhere. The eighth ‘Berry' book.

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YATES (Dornford). Wife apparent. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1956. Lge.double cr.16mo; cancel title-page; final blank; pp.[316]+[ii]; black cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. lime green. Virtually fine copy in slightly rubbed and darkened dust-wrapper.

The first issued state of book and dust-wrapper. The book was originally to have been issued under the title ‘Lady in Waiting'. When both the book and its dust-wrapper had been printed, but the sheets not yet bound, it was realised that another novel was shortly to appear bearing the same title. The title leaf was consequently cancelled, and the dust-wrapper overprinted with the new title, the original one being ruled through in type wherever it appeared. A few pre-production copies may exist with the original title on dust-wrapper, title-page, and case, but the book was never officially so published.

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YATES (Dornford). B-Berry and I Look back. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1958. Lge.double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.285+[iii]; black cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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YEATS (W.B.). Modern poetry. The Eighteenth of the Broadcast National Lectures delivered on 11 October 1936. The British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, London, W.1, 1936. Cr.8vo in half-sheets; blank at front and back, serving as paste-downs; pp.[ii]+[28]+[ii]; pale green wrappers, printed black on front wrapper; issued without true end-papers. Slight marking and fading of wrappers; fine internally.

One thousand copies were printed, five hundred of which were destroyed by wartime bombing. A delicate production, now quite scarce.

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YEATS (W.B.). The ten Principal upanishads. Put into English by Shree Purohit Swami And W.B. Yeats. Faber and Faber Limited, April 1937. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; light sky-blue fine-weave rough cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy in rubbed dust-wrapper.



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YEATS (W.B.). Essays, 1931 to 1936. The Cuala Press, Dublin, Ireland, 1937. Sm.demy 8vo; six blanks precede illustrated title-page; colophon leaf printed in red, followed by five blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+[132]+[i]+[vii]; quarter natural fine linen, paper spine label, light bluish purple boards, the front board printed in black; light bluish purple end-papers; a.e. uncut. Slight darkening of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 300 copies printed and published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats on paper made in Ireland.

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. Letters to W.B. Yeats. Volume 2. Edited by Richard J. Finneran, George Mills Harper, William B. Murphy With the assistance of Alan B. Himber. M[acmillan], 1977. Double med.16mo; black cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. dark blue; black and white headband. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Letters from Maud Gonne, J.B. Yeats, and other members of the family, writers such as A.E., Vachel Lindsay, L.A.G. Strong, Lord Dunsany, Ford Madox Ford, Laura Riding, Oliver St. John Gogarty, E.M. Forster, Rabindranath Tagore, A.E. Housman, Walter de la Mare, Robert Graves, etc., artists such as W.T. Horton, Edmund Dulac, Charles Ricketts, William Rothenstein, etc., and many other correspondents, well-known and otherwise. The two volumes were issued separately.

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections. Volume 2. Edited by E.H. Mikhail. M[acmillan], 1977. Demy 8vo; pp.[xii]+199-426; fawn cloth, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. Charlotte Mary Yonge Her Life and Letters By Christabel Coleridge. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece and nine plates with tissue guards; three half-tone plates; pp.[2]+[xiv]+391+[i (blank)]; blue and dark blue horizontally streaked rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy. Scarce.

Includes Charlotte Yonge's early autobiography, as well as a large number of letters.

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YOUNG (Francis Brett). The City of gold. William Heinemann Ltd., 1939. Pp.viii+888; blue buckram blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

A novel about Johannesburg.

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ZANGWILL (Israel). Italian fantasies. With coloured frontispiece. London, William Heinemann, 1910. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in full-colour after Stefano da Zevio; title-page printed in scarlet and black; blank at end; pp.viii+369+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; bright orange buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Small scratch at tail-edge of back cover; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ZANGWILL (Israel). The war for the World. William Heinemann, 1916. Demy 8vo; 10pp. integral advertisements, followed by blank, at end; patterned sand grain brownish orange cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Gilt a litle darkened on spine; slight foxing of prelims.; card glued to verso of title-page, with slight staining through; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with headed card bearing Zangwill's signed holograph presentation inscription, dated ‘Sep 25/16', laid onto verso of title-page.

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ZANGWILL (Israel). Chosen peoples: The hebraic ideal Versus the teutonic. With a foreword by the Right Hon. Herbert Samuel, M.A., M.P. and an afterword by Israel Abrahams, Reader in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature in the University of Cambridge. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C.1, 1918. Pott 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[iv]+77+[i (advertisements)]+[ii]; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and up spine in black. Spine slightly rubbed, back wrapper a little stained; otherwise a nice copy.

‘The First "Arthur Davis Memorial Lecture" delivered before the Jewish Historical Society at University College on Easter-Passover Sunday, 1918/5678'. The publisher's File Copy, so rubber-stamped on the front wrapper. A very scarce Zangwill item, produced during the wartime paper shortage, and probably printed short.

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ZANGWILL (Israel). Jinny the Carrier. 1919, London: William Heinemann. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+575+[i (blank)]; lower-edges mainly trimmed; brownish-orange patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle on back cover, lettered on front cover and spine, black, and with blind-pressed panel on front cover. Light rubbing/damp-spotting of sides; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout, as always with this title, but without brittleness; short tear in upper margin of front end-paper; a near-nice copy, nonetheless, given the poor quality of the post World War I paper.

Presentation copy with the author's signed inscription to Max Nordau, in French, on the front end-paper. In this copy a hash symbol has been placed at the head of chapters 1 I, and 1 IV, possibly to indicate corrections, and the following errata indicated: p.7., l.3, for ‘blosson' read ‘blossom'; p.15, l.10, for ‘petrifaction' read ‘petrefaction', and (not signalised by a hash) p.27, ll.8 and 13, for ‘Papish' read ‘Popish', all in pencil and apparently in Zangwill's hand.

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ZANGWILL (Israel). The voice of Jerusalem. 1920, William Heinemann. Demy 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; four line errata slip tipped in before first page of text; dull light blue crushed morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine and largely unopened copy.

With the publisher's small fawn postcard advertisement loosely laid in as issued. Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription to fellow novelist Hall Caine on the front end-paper.

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ZWEIG (Stefan). Ben Jonson's Volpone; A Loveless Comedy in 3 Acts Freely Adapted by Stefan Zweig. Translated by Ruth Langner. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1928. Orange cloth decorated in red and green, paper spine label. Lacking the front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

With the spare label tipped in at the end.

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ZWEIG (Stefan). Balzac By Stefan Zweig. Translated by William & Dorothy Rose. With thirteen half-tone illustrations And thirty-one vignettes. London, Cassell & Company Limited, London . Toronto . Melbourne . Sydney, 1947. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece, three double-sided plates, and one large folding plate (containing in all the thirteen illustrations); vignettes in text; final blank; pp.[xvi]+400+[ii]; black fine-dotted-line-ribbed cloth elaborately blocked blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Large folding plate lightly creased at extreme fore-margin; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

From the library of Desmond Flower, who edited and designed the volume, with his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down, and his holograph initialled pencilled note on the front end-paper, explaining: "When I designed this book, I chose the initials and vignettes from the Phisiologie series of books, many of which are by Gavarni. / The patterned cloth was available at that time on demand from the manufacturers, but rising costs soon after made it unobtainable."

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