Leonard Woolf The Wise Virgins ** Lytton Strachey's Copy VERY RARE **


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Leonard Woolf: The Wise Virgins First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Edward Arnold London 1914…..This copy was owned by Lytton Strachey and it Bears his bookplate to the front pastedown.This is a very very rare title in First Edition format,bought at Sotheby’s in Dec 1965.A great opportunity to acquire a title formerly owned from a key member of the ‘Bloomsbury set’ more pictures are available on request (See 7 Pictures)  Item can be viewed at our premises prior to bidding 

Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good – Copy of this book in Publisher’s original brown cloth with black title lettering to spine and upper cover and with vertical white lines running down the upper cover and also to spine of the book .The outer boards are showing some blotched stained marks to the upper cover and top edge of the lower cover.This is a very very scarce title indeed and is Leonard Woolf’s second novel which was published two years after the Author’s marriage to Virginia Stephen and begun to be written during their honeymoon. The autobiographical elements of the book are well known and it’s acknowledged that Camilla Lawrence in The Wise Virgins is really a portrait of the Author’s wife, Virginia Woolf.The book looks back to the early courting days after Leonard’s return from Ceylon.This particular copy bears the name of Lytton Strachey (Bloomsbury Group) to the front endpaper.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition.It appears to have been sent to Sotheby’s Auction by James Strachey in 1965. The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine.There is some spotting to the top edge of the book and also to the fore-edge of the book but nothing untoward for a title of this age.Great copy for the collector of this Very Rare title in original cloth.It’s Woolf’s second and last novel and almost unobtainable as it’s circulation was restricted owing to his family’s acute displeasure.The Bloomsbury Circle of which Stachey and Leonard Woolf were both invloved.They were very close and corresponded almost daily.Their early correspondence was dripping with their sexual drives and in particular with Strachey’s boasting of his homosexual activities.They discussed issues of philiosophy,art and politics at length.Scarce title with this wonderful Lytton Strachey Association present and a genuinely unique item.8vo 336pp plus 8 pages of ads at the rear of the book.First Edition 1st Impression  

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