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    The Signed Limited Edition

    Virginia Woolf. A Room of One's Own. New York: The Fountain Press / London: The Hogarth Press, 1929.

    First edition, limited to 450 numbered copies, of which this is number 257. Signed by Virginia Woolf on the half-title page in her customary purple ink. Small royal octavo. 159 pages.

    Original maroon cloth boards, lettered in gold on spine. Top edges uncut, fore-edge and bottom edge partially trimmed. Spine has faded, as has a 1.5-inch strip across the top of the front board. A faint, circular moisture stain, measuring 1.25 inches in diameter, to front board. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Pages evenly toned throughout. Neat inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. A solid copy in very good condition.

    An extended essay based on a series of lectures Woolf delivered at two women's colleges at Cambridge University in 1928 in which she examined the societal obstacles women writers faced (and, perhaps, continue to face) in the literary arena. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." A feminist classic by one of the pre-eminent modernist writers.


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