Hard Cover. London: The Hogarth Press, 1921. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, one of 1,000 copies. White paper boards with woodcut by Vanessa Bell and brown cloth spine. With 4 woodcuts by Bell. This copy being that of Roger Senhouse, bearing his ownership signature, bookplate, and a small piece of paper with notes in his hand regarding the printing of Monday or Tuesday. About near fine, with light rubbing to boards, offsetting to endpapers and a few spots of foxing. Roger Senhouse was a publisher at Secker and Warburg and member of the Bloomsbury Group. Senhouse noted in pencil on front free endpaper: 1000 copies / “The Prompt Press”. Indeed, the Woolfs had this work printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press in Richmond. Kirkpatrick notes that McDermott gave Leonard printing advice during the infancy of the Hogarth Press. However, notes in Senhouse’s hand on a small piece of paper laid in to this copy tell Leonard’s story from a different angle. An attractive copy with a fantastic Bloomsbury Group association, and humorous insight into the early days of the Hogarth Press. Kirkpatrick A5a. Woolmer 17. Monday or Tuesday is a collection of eight of Woolf's short stories. In addition to the title story "Monday or Tuesday," this volume contains "A Haunted House," "A Society," "The String Quartet," "Blue & Green," and three previously published stories. Monday or Tuesday marked an experimental departure from the realism that hallmarked Woolf's earlier texts Night and Day and The Voyage Out. Similarly, Vanessa Bell's striking black and white woodcut engravings that illustrate this volume are stylistically different than her usually colorful paintings. Although she wrote short stories and sketches throughout her writing career, this is the only collection to be published during Woolf's lifetime.