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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”

WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves. London, 1931.

First edition, presentation/association copy, of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality rather than its fixity," inscribed to a valued employee at Woolf's Hogarth Press, clerk-typist Janet Strachan: "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 1931," in the scarce dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. $45,000.

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“MARKS THE BEGINNING OF HER MATURITY AND HER FAME”

WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room. Richmond, 1922.

First edition of the first full-length novel published by the Hogarth Press, and an important success for Woolf, one of only 1200 copies. A splendid copy in the very rare original dust jacket designed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, her first of many dust jackets designed for the Hogarth Press. $45,000.

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LEONARD WOOLF'S COPIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES OF VIRGINIA WOOLF' COMMON READER, WITH HIS OWNER INSCRIPTIONS

(LEONARD WOOLF) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. WITH: Common Reader. Second Series. London, 1925, 1932.

First editions of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collections of essays, Leonard Woolf's personal copies of the first and second series of The Common Reader with his owner signatures and dates in purple ink dated nine years after her death, "Leonard Woolf Oct 1950," exceedingly rare in the original dust jackets. $42,000.

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ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER FROM VIRGINIA WOOLF TO HER NEPHEW, QUENTIN BELL, WITH A NUMBER OF SMALL CORRECTIONS PRESUMABLY IN WOOLF'S HAND

WOOLF, Virginia. Typed letter with autograph corrections. London, February 17, 1930.

Wonderful original typed letter from Virginia Woolf—with autograph corrections presumably in her hand—to her nephew, Quentin Bell, concerning her recent experience with illness; the uncomfortable responsibility of selecting manuscripts for the Hogarth Press; visits from various friends and relatives including Helen Anrep, Roger Fry, Vanessa (Nessa) Bell, Vita Sackville-West, and Elizabeth Watson; a difficult newspaper promoters' meeting that Woolf did not plan to attend; Vanessa Bell's artistic success; a call for censorship from Rory Mahoney; Woolf's nervousness about a lecture at the Royal Academy; plans to go to Cassis and an invitation to meet in Paris; a bevy of (occasionally silly) questions for Quentin; and the sunset. $19,500.

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“A WOMAN MUST HAVE MONEY AND A ROOM OF HER OWN IF SHE IS TO WRITE FICTION”

WOOLF, Virginia. Room of One's Own. New York and London, 1929. Signed limited first edition, number 111 of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on the half title, of which only 450 were available for sale. $15,000.

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“A WOMAN MUST HAVE MONEY AND A ROOM OF HER OWN IF SHE IS TO WRITE FICTION”

WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own. New York and London, 1929.

Signed limited first edition, number 202 of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on the half title, of which only 450 were available for sale. $15,000.

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"THE BOLDEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE OF THEIR COLLABORATIONS"

WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. London, 1927.

Scarce signed limited edition of this wonderful collaboration between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell, number 197 of only 500 copies signed by both of them, in original pictorial boards. $13,500.

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“WITH LOVE FROM THE DESIGNER OF THE JACKET”

(BELL, Vanessa) WOOLF, Virginia. Common Reader. New York, 1925.

First American edition of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collection of essays, inscribed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, who designed the dust jacket, to her closest friend Margery Snowdon in the month following publication: "Margery with love from the designer of the jacket, June 1925." $12,500.

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"SHE WAS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AS BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT, AS HER WORDS WERE TO READ"

(BELL, Vanessa) (WOOLF, Virginia) SITWELL, Osbert. Autograph letter signed. Renishaw, North Sheffield, April 4, 1941.

Autograph letter signed from writer Osbert Sitwell to artist Vanessa Bell on the death of her sister Virginia Woolf. $8500.

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"MONDAY OR TUESDAY MARKS THE REAL TURNING POINT IN WOOLF'S CAREER"

WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday. Richmond (England), 1921.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's fifth book, bringing together in one volume for the first time eight early stories, five appearing in print for the first time, one of only 1000 copies printed, with cover design and four full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, published by the Woolf's Hogarth Press. $5500.

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"THE TURNING-POINT IN VIRGINIA'S CAREER AS A SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST"

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. London, 1928.

First English and first Hogarth Press edition of Woolf's fantastical and often whimsical novel, with eight plates showing Orlando in various incarnations, in original dust jacket. $5000.

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“ONLY THE FIRE SETS ME DREAMING—OF ALL THE THINGS I MEAN TO WRITE”

(SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita) WOOLF, Virginia. A Writer's Diary. London, 1953.

First edition, containing excerpts from Woolf's diaries, edited by Leonard Woolf and published by Hogarth Press—presentation copy inscribed by Vita Sackville-West in the month of publication to close friend and prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group, David Garnett: "For Bunny with love from Vita. Nov. 2, 1953." $4750.

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SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Beau Brummell. New York, 1930.

Signed limited first edition of this amusing account of the 19th-century dandy, number 4 of only 550 copies (500 of which were offered for sale), signed by Virginia Woolf in her characteristic purple ink on verso of the half title. $4500.

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“LIFE AND A LOVER”: ORLANDO, SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. New York, 1928.

Signed limited first edition of Woolf's fantastical and often whimsical novel, number 324 of 861 copies signed on the verso of the half title by Woolf in her trademark purple ink, with eight plates. The publisher's own copy with his booklabel reading, "From The Books Of Crosby Gaige." A fine, uncut and unopened copy. $4500.

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“IT IS ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE TO ENTER A NEW ROOM”

WOOLF, Virginia. Street Haunting. San Francisco, 1930.

Signed limited edition, first separate publication of Woolf’s lyrical essay, number 468 of only 500 copies signed by her, a lovely uncut copy in the much scarcer "green" variant, with sage-green patterned boards, emerald green morocco spine. $3500.

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"I EXPECT YOU AT 4 TOMORROW, DON'T I? AND WOULD YOU ALSO COME IN AFTER DINNER?"

WOOLF, Virginia. Four autograph postcards signed. London, 1933-36. Four postcards.

Four autograph postcards signed or initialed by Virginia Woolf to Jane Bussy, the daughter of Dorothy Strachey Bussy and the French artist Simon Bussy and the niece of Lytton Strachey. $2800.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL ARCHIVE OF ITEMS RELATED TO VITA SACKVILLE-WEST AND SISSINGHURST

SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Archive, including autograph letter signed. Kent, England, circa 1937-1995.

Interesting Sissinghurst archive comprising an autograph signed letter by Vita Sackville-West offering access to Sissinghurst Castle Garden; a typed signed letter by her son, Nigel Nicolson, rejecting a request for family photographs but offering an admirer a picture of his mother in the garden; and the promised picture of Sackville-West in her garden, signed on the verso by Nigel Nicolson. $1350.

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“TO HIT BACK AT… THE TYRANNOUS HYPOCRISY OF MEN”: WOOLF’S SEQUEL TO A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas. New York, 1938.

First American edition of Woolf's Three Guineas, advance review copy, preceded by the same year's English edition, her important sequel to A Room of One's Own, a lovely copy in original dust jacket. $1200.

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