Hard Cover. London: The Hogarth Press, 1921. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition. One of 1000 copies. Illustrated woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. Original brown cloth-backed decorative paper boards. An excellent copy with some very minor wear at the corners, without the usual rubbing to covers and offsetting to endpapers. A near fine and very attractive copy. 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.