Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The Private Lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Humm, Maggie. Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2006. First Edition. 4to up to 12″ tall; 226ppp. Mint green cloth boards with gilt spine titles, green endpapers. Both volume and unclipped jacket are in unread, collectible condition without marks, tears folds, etc.
A collection of barely known photographs, amateur and professional, which cast light on the privates lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell as well as the historical, cultural, and artistic milieu of their circle in Bloomsbury including Leonard Woolf, Thoby Stephen, Duncan Grant. E. M. Forster, T. S. Eliot and his wife, Vivienne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Cyril Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, Roger Fry, David Garnett, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Walter Sickert, Clive Bell, the Stracheys, Dora Carrington, John Maynard Keynes, and many more. The domestic photographs, taken predominantly with the enormously popular vest-pocket Kodak cameras of the time, are complemented by professional photographs by Man Ray and Gisèle Freund. 3801 $80