Virginia Woolf. With woodcuts by Vanessa Bell.
Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond. Richmond. 1921. First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies. White paper boards printed with black cover design by Vanessa Bell, brown cloth spine. 96 pages. 4 original woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. Publisher's advertisement leaf at rear. English. 195 x 130mm. 0.2kg. . Very good; light shelf wear to white paper boards, slight rubbing to forecorners; no inscriptions, slight offsetting to endpapers, very light offsetting to first two woodcuts, some light offsetting to final two woodcuts as usual; a well-preserved copy.
An early publication of the Hogarth Press, containing short stories by Virginia Woolf and original woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. The eight stories by Woolf are A Haunted House, A Society, Monday or Tuesday, An Unwritten Novel, The String Quartet, Blue and Green, Kew Gardens, and The Mark on the Wall. Woolf's sister, Vanessa provided four bold and striking wood-cuts to accompany the text, as well as the graphic cover design. Monday or Tuesday was published in an edition of 1,000 copies in Spring 1921. It was hand-set and printed by F. T. McDermott at The Prompt Press, Richmond, 'with Leonard's help and anguish.' (Woolmer. p. xxvi) . It was the first of many titles by the Hogarth Press to appear in the Annals of English Literature, 1475-1950 . [Howard Woolmer. A Checklist of the Hogarth Press. 1986. No. 17; Kirkpatrick. A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf. 1980. No. A5(a)]