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A Room of One’s Own. by  Virginia Woolf - Signed First Edition - 1929 - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 106240)

A Room of One’s Own.

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A Room of One’s Own.

by Woolf, Virginia

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8vo. New York/London: Fountain/Hogarth Press, 1929. 8vo, 159 pp. Original brick-red cloth with gilt titles. A near fine copy in a folding case. Bookplate of Stuart Schimmel on front paste down, signature of Robert Hunter on front free end paper. § First edition, large paper issue, number 116 of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her customary purple ink on the half title. A classic of feminist literature in which Woolf considers the past and present barriers to women writers in a patriarchal culture and which originated as lectures given by Woolf at two women’s colleges in Cambridge. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Synopsis

A Room of One's Own was first published in October 1929 in the UK and USA alike as a limited edition run of 492 numbered, signed copies. The first English edition and impression was released three days later with the Vanessa Bell dust jacket, published by Hogarth Press, the Woolfs' own publishing house. The first US edition was published by Harcourt Brace & Co.

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Bookseller
John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
106240
Title
A Room of One’s Own.
Author
Woolf, Virginia
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Fountain/Hogarth Press
Place of Publication
New York/London
Date published
1929
Size
8vo

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About John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.

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