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A Room of One's Own. by  Virginia WOOLF - Signed First Edition - 1929 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 134208)

A Room of One's Own.

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A Room of One's Own.

by WOOLF, Virginia

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London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1929. A notably bright copy in the jacket Small crown octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Partially erased ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently cocked, negligible rubbing to bottom edge, small bump to top outer corner of front board, faint foxing to edges, light offsetting to endpapers; a remarkably bright copy in the foxed jacket with creasing and small chips to spine ends and tips, a couple of short closed tears to rear panel. First trade edition, first impression. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced. She notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order to become part of the literary establishment. The work is based on two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928. The signed limited edition was issued simultaneously in the USA and in the UK three days earlier. Kirkpatrick A12.b.

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A Room of One's Own was first published in October 1929 in the UK and USA alike as a limited edition run of 492 numbered, signed copies. The first English edition and impression was released three days later with the Vanessa Bell dust jacket, published by Hogarth Press, the Woolfs' own publishing house. The first US edition was published by Harcourt Brace & Co.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
134208
Title
A Room of One's Own.
Author
WOOLF, Virginia
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,
Date published
1929

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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