The Wise Virgins. A Story of Words, Opinions and a Few Emotions, Leonard Woolf. With an Introduction by Ian Parsons. Published by The Hogarth Press, London, 1979. First new edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 272pp. Orange boards with gilt spine titles. Volume is in mint condition; unclipped jacket has light rubbing to tail edge and a tiny closed tear base of spine and is otherwise in fine condition.
The Wise Virgins is Leonard Woolf’s second novel first published in 1914, two years after the author’s marriage to Virginia. The autobiographical elements of the book portray a picture of Leonard and Virginia’s courtship and sketches of Vanessa Stephen and Clive Bell.
Leonard Woolf (1880-1969) was a political historian and author of both fiction and non-fiction, and a founding member of the Bloomsbury group. Together with his wife Virginia Woolf, he established The Hogarth Press which published 474 titles including the early work of T. S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, and John Maynard Keynes, Russian novelists as well as Sigmund Freud. 003790 $50