Virginia Woolf Books and Portraits: Some Further Selections from her Literary and Biographical Writings, Woolf, Virginia; Lyon, Mary (editor). Published by The Hogarth Press, London, 1977. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 221 pp. Orange boards with gilt spine titles. Dustjacket designed by Angelica Garnett, niece of Virginia Woolf and daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Both volume and unclipped dustjacket are in fine, collectible condition.
Virginia Woolf published two series of literary essays and critical reviews during her lifetime titled The Common Reader. Five additional volumes of essays were published posthumously. After the last appeared, in 1965, research uncovered well over a hundred more uncollected articles. From these Mary Lyon chose forty-eight that seemed, from both the reader’s and the scholar’s point of view, most important to preserve. 3757 $90