Item #VW141 Kew Gardens. Virginia Woolf.

Kew Gardens

Price: $7,500.00

Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1919. second Edition. Very Good.

Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. Second edition. One of 500 copies, printed for the Hogarth Press by Richard Madley. Original black wrappers hand-painted in royal blue, chocolate brown, and orange. Some shallow chipping and tears to edges of wrappers, else bright and fresh, uncut pages. Overall, a lovely copy in the original fragile wrappers. Housed in a custom folding box. Kirkpatrick A3b. Woolmer 7. Kew Gardens is a short story that was heavily influenced by the post-Impressionist style of art that was adopted by members the Bloomsbury Group. It was first published separately in May 1919 by Leonard and Virginia’s own Hogarth Press in an edition of 150 copies, bound in wallpaper wrappers which were supplied from Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops. This second edition was produced one month later using similar hand-painted wrappers in an edition of 500. The third separate edition (1927) was also limited to 500 copies, some being signed by both Virginia and Vanessa Bell. “Kew Gardens” was included among other short stories in Monday or Tuesday (1921), and in A Haunted House, published posthumously in 1944. Item #VW141