Sm. San Francisco: The Westgate Press, 1930. Sm. slim 8vo, iv, 34pp. Original purple quarter morocco and boards, back strip lettered in gilt, backstrip refurbished. Internally as new. Signed in purple ink by Virginia Woolf on the colophon page. Presentation copy, inscribed by David Magee in pencil “Copy X presentation copy” of 500 signed copies in all. Pencil note by Magee in the back also states that this is “one of a few copies bound in half purple”. Kirkpatrick (A13) states: "The essay was not published separately in the United Kingdom. It was reprinted in The Death of the Moth and Other Essays and in Collected Essays, Vol. 4. It was first published in the Yale Review, October 1927. (Inventory #: 109901)
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