New York: Rimington & Hooper, 1930 Designed and embellished by W. A. Dwiggins. First edition, limited issue of 500 numbered copies. Signed by Woolf in her distinctive purple ink. Publisher's putty colored paper boards over red cloth spine, with a pale pink paper label with a peacock illustration in light pink to the front board, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; housed in the publisher's green mottled slipcase. Book with the slightest dimming to the spine, and very minor crack at spine head inside front endleaves, else fine with bright and fresh interior; slipcase with wear and rubbing to edges, some light staining and color restoration. Overall, a beautiful copy in a decent slipcase. Kirkpatrick A15. Beau Brummell is an essay about Beau Brummell, an English social figure from the turn of the 19th century whose ornate fashion trends have become associated with the simultaneous emergence of the aristocratic dandy figure. In this essay, Woolf, known for her vivid portrayals of everyday human interactions, locations and emotions, eloquently describes Brummell's life from his modest upbringing to the minute details of his unconventional dress. Beau Brummell was first published in Nation & Athenaeum and the New York Herald Tribune on the 28th and 29th of September 1930, respectively, before being printed separately in this limited edition. It was then collected in the 1932 anthology The Common Reader: Second Series.. Illus. by Dwiggins, W.A.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. (Inventory #: VW091)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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