The Flight Of The Mind- The Letters of Virginia Woolf- Volume I 1888-1912 (Virginia Stephen). – Nicolson, Nigel (Editor)

Nicolson, Nigel (Editor)


Publisher: The Hogarth Press. London. 1975 (First Edition)
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8vo, IV, 531pp. Hardcover in pale blue cloth and gilt titles on a firm spine, with bruised corners and edges and a small pale stain on the front board with a dark pink non price-clipped d/w ( bearing a drawing of a pen and pencil) that has a sunned spine with minor chipping to top and bottom and is now protected by a clear archival covering, despite being a very tidy ex-library book, the internal text is in a very good state though with tape markings and soiling on both front and rear ep’s and a roughened patch on the front paste-down from the removal of the prior library card-pocket, plus two pale neat library stamps on verso of title page that don’t detract from its overall good condition. There is foxing on all edges though all photos and illustrations are in unmarked good order with a photograph portrait frontis of a beautiful Virginia. Interestingly, the editor is the son of the late Harold Nicolson ( partner of Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst) hence keeping literary works on the Bloomsbury Group ‘in house’ so to speak. This is only Volume One, covering the formative period of her life, from childhood to her first marriage to Leonard Woolf at age 30 and these letters are some of the best to survive from the pre WWI years as young people were challenging deeply entrenched conventions.