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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1927.
Vanessa Bell. First Edition. Woolf, Virginia. TO THE LIGHTHOUSE. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company's sixth impression of the First Edition of Virginia Woolf's fifth novel. "In writing To The Lighthouse, Woolf consciously used her own childhood memories of summer vacations in St. Ives, Cornwall, at Talland House (from where she could see the Godrevy Lighthouse) and drew portraits of her parents, Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Stephen, in the figures of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay. Woolf noted in her Diary, "to have father's character done complete in it; & mother's; & St. Ives; & childhood; & all the usual things I try to put in - life, death, & c". Hussey, Mark. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. This classic was later adapted to film.
8vo. 312 pp.Green green cloth boards, gilt titles to the spine in a lovely example of the Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper showing modest use and slight archival restoration to the crown and slight crease on front panel. The dustjacket is printed in brown and green ink. There were 1,500 copies issued on August 24, 1948 at $3.00.
Overall a wonderful copy of this elusive Woolf Highlight. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A10c.
Item #33190 Price: US$5,000.00