On Being Ill, Virginia Woolf
Limited first edition, number 118 of 250 copies signed by Woolf at the colophon. First published in New Criterion in 1926, Woolf's essay explores the literary possibilities of illness, seeking to establish it as a serious subject of literature, along the lines of love, jealousy and battle.
London: The Hogarth Press, 1930. Slim quarto, publisher's original vellum-backed green cloth, marbled endpapers, woodcut vignette on final leaf, original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell; pp. 34, . Binding secure, minimal wear to boards. Faint thumb soiling to cloth, minor discoloration to vellum. Internally clean. Jacket shows some shelfwear at extremities with a chip at spine crown and a short split near spine heel, minor bump and small loss at spine, a touch of rubbing, spine lightly sunned. A presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.