London: The Hogarth Press, 1929.
Vanessa Bell. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed. Woolf, Virginia. A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. Leonard Woolf Presentation Copy. London: The Hogarth Press, 1929. First Edition. First Issue. First Trade Edition. Small crown 8vo., 172pp. A near fine copy in cinnamon cloth, gilt titles to the spine, contents very clean. Inscribed by Leonard Woolf on the ffe: "Shena Simon / from Leonard Woolf / 1 1 /54". Shena Simon also known as Lady Simon of Wythenshawe (1883-1972), politician, educational reformer & friend of the Woolfs' for many years. This copy in a very good example of the elusive Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper showing moderate wear, and small loss at the spine ends. A superb Association copy. Woolf's major polemic against patriarchy, based loosely on two lectures she delivered, one at Newnham and the other at Girton. Kirkpatrick And Clarke A12a. Woolmer 215. Woolf observed in her diary, "I shall be attacked for a feminist". An increasingly uncommon & important Woolf title & 20th century literary highlight. A Wonderful Association Copy.
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