THE COMMON READER. Vanessa Bell Signed Presentation Copy.New York: Harcort Brace, , 1925.
Vanessa Bell. First Edition. Woolf. Virginia. THE COMMON READER. Vanessa Bell Signed Presentation Copy. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1925). First Edition Inscribed by Vanessa Bell on the front free endpaper. "Margery (Snowdon) with love from the designer of the jacket / June 1925". 8vo. 305 pp. A better than very good copy in red cloth, gilt titles oxidized, in the Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper, printed in brown and green missing a large chip at the lower spine. Margery Snowden, affectionately known as "Snow", studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools with Vanessa and became her closest friend for many years. "In the ironic preface to Orlando, Virginia Woolf acknowledges "Miss M. K. Snowden's (sic) indefatigable researches in the archives of Harrogate and Cheltenham". Hussey, Mark. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A8b. Woolmer 81. Vanessa wasn't in the habit of inscribing books with " from the designer of the jacket". A splendid Asscoiation Copy.
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