"NO LIVING WRITER CAN BRING BACK THE ORDINARY DAY": HOGARTH PRESS EDITION OF ESSAYS BY VIRGINIA WOOLF: THE CAPTAIN'S DEATH BED, 1950
WOOLF, Virginia. The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays. London: Hogarth Press, 1950. Octavo, original cedar-brown cloth, original dust jacket. $600.
First English edition of this posthumous collection of essays.
Includes the title essay as well as essays on Goldsmith, Ruskin, Turgenev, Hardy, Leslie Stephen (the biographer and Woolf's father), Conrad, and Raleigh. This first English edition, published by the Woolfs' own Hogarth Press, was preceded only by the New York first edition, published one week earlier. With dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, Woolf's sister. Kirkpatrick A30b. Bookseller label.
Only light sunning to spine of book. Very light wear to edges of dust jacket, toned spine with a few stains. A near-fine copy.