1933 Flush a Biography
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work, in the large paper first issue. This large paper was the standard first issue.
In the original unclipped dustwrapper.
A charming novel fictionalising the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, Flush. Told from Flush's point of view, this is an entertaining novel about Barrett Browning and her husband, Robert Browning.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, and nine plates.
Written by the Bloomsbury author Virginia Woolf.
Published by the Hogarth Press, the Bloomsbury publishing house founded ran by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The press was founded in the interwar period, as printing became a hobby for the couple, diverting Virginia when her writing became too stressful. Both Woolfs' taught themselves to use a printing press, publishing 527 titles from the period of 1917 to 1946.
With illustrations by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpaper, 'To "Buff" with love from Peter, xii. 33'.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, generally smart, with some marks to the boards and spine, a little heavier to the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light spots to the fore edge. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpaper. Dust wrapper is lightly edge worn, mostly to the head and tail of the spine, with some small chips. Spine is age-toned, with some light marks and spots to the wraps and spine, including scattered spots to the reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with only a few scattered spots.
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