"THE MOMENT RUNS LIKE QUICKSILVER…"
WOOLF, Virginia. The Moment and Other Essays. London: The Hogarth Press, 1947. Octavo, original ruby red cloth, original dust jacket. $600.
First edition of this posthumous collection of essays edited by Virginia Woolf's husband Leonard, in the original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Some of the essays included in the collection appear here for the first time, while others had been previously published in periodicals. According to Leonard Woolf, his wife "left behind her a considerable number of essays, and short stories… there are, indeed, enough to fill three or four volumes… The present volume contains a further selection of essays. I have followed the same method of selection as in The Death of the Moth, including some of all the different kinds of essay—the sketch, literary criticism, biographical, 'political—and not attempting to choose according to some scale of merit or importance. The consequence is that the standard of achievement seems to me as high in this volume as it was in The Common Reader or The Death of the Moth." First printing, with ruby red cloth (Kirkpatrick A29). Bookseller label.
Expertly repaired closed tear to pp. 37-38, cloth with light toning to edges. Dust jacket toned with minor edge-wear, a few stains to spine. A very good copy.