New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929.
First Edition. Woolf, Virginia. A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929, 8vo., 202pp. Publisher's original dark blue boards, titles to spine gilt. A near fine copy with some gentle toning on the famous iconic Vanessa Bell designed unclipped dustwrapper printed in black & blue. This "original dustwrapper only is of a LATER printing with the price ($3.75) still present". A lovely example of the very uncommon edition preceded only by the signed limited edition issued in the USA & simultaneously in the United Kingdom. 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. Excellent copy. Kirkpatrick A12c 12500.
Item #33051 Price: US$450.00