Street Haunting. Virginia Woolf.

Street Haunting

Hard Cover. San Francisco: The Westgate Press, 1930. Near Fine.


Limited issue of 500 copies, this copy being unnumbered. Signed by the author to the limitation page in purple ink. Publisher's quarter blue morocco and light blue paper boards, lettered in gilt to spine. A near fine copy with a touch of toning and light wear to extremities. Overall, a beautiful copy signed by the author. Kirkpatrick A13. Street Haunting is an essay in which Virginia Woolf discusses one of her favorite pastimes: walking around the streets of London. Woolf, who often walked around London to find inspiration and to cheer herself up during bouts of depression, writes, "That is true: escape is the greatest of pleasures; street haunting in the winter is the greatest of adventures." The text begins with the author devising a reason to venture out into London, which, in this case, is to find a pencil. However, like many of her works, Street Haunting's beauty stems from Woolf's eloquent descriptions of everyday human interactions, locations, and emotions; the essay is less about finding a pencil than Woolf's narrative about one of her favorite activities.


Item #VW119

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