PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM W. APPLETON
WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1927.
4°. Title printed in brown, text printed within woodcut borders designed by Vanessa Bell. (Some pale offsetting, small stains on flyleaves.) Original printed boards designed by Vanessa Bell (corners bumped, spine head and foot chipped, spine stained). Provenance: Gotham Book Mart, Inc. (bookseller’s ticket on rear pastedown).
LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 127 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF AND VANESSA BELL. This is the third edition of the work first published in 1919, and then included in Woolf’s collection Monday or Tuesday published in 1921. Kew Gardens is set in the eponymous garden in London on a hot July day. Bell’s illustrations are not only confined to the margin, and they reflect the foliage Woolf describes in her narrative. Kirkpatrick A3c.