Very scarce with such attributes
Woolf, Virginia ~ Orlando
The Hogarth Press : 1928
The First UK printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1928. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. A small light mark to the front board. The gilt titling remains bright. Light toning to the text-block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. A little dustiness to the upper text-block. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. A few age related small nicks, a few light creases and a slither of loss at the upper corners. A 4cm closed tear to the upper front spine fold and a slither of rubbing to the lower rear spine fold. The wrapper is remarkably clean for its age and looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The wrapper has NOT undergone any restoration or repairs. The wrapper is notoriously difficult to find in any collectible condition, however this wrapper is in exceptional condition. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's intimate friend Vita Sackville-West, to whom the book is dedicated. Orlando is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels and is the basis for the movie, starring Tilda Swinton and Quentin Crisp. Housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Near Fine