First Edition Monday or Tuesday. Virginia Woolf.

First Edition Monday or Tuesday

First Edition

WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday. First Edition. Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1921. Brown cloth spine and black boards lettered in white with striking cover design in white by Vanessa Bell. First edition, first printing, with four woodcuts by Bell; one of 1000 copies.

Woolf was concerned about the quality of Monday or Tuesday and what its critical reception would be, and wrote in her diary on March 6, 1921 that "Nessa approves of Monday or Tuesday mercifully; & thus somewhat redeems it in my eyes". One of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories. 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. Wooler 17; Kirkpatrick A5a. Some edgewear, but a very clean copy.

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