The Common Reader Second Series. Virginia Woolf.

The Common Reader Second Series

London: The Hogarth Press, 1932. F. 270 pages; no other printing indicated on copyright page; collection of essays, some of which are first published here and others which had appeared in newspapers & other periodicals; Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English novelist & essayist, an important modernist literary figure of the twentieth century; green cloth binding, gilt spine titles; a little soiling & dustiness, edge, tips wear to cloth; foxing to first leaves; in very good condition. On the front endpaper is the inscription, "For Uncle Trevor Xmas 1932 from Mervyn" we have corresponded with Sebastian Peake and in turn with his brother on the attribution of this inscription to his father, the noted late author Mervyn Peake of Gormenghast Trilogy fame (Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911-1968) English modernist writer, artist, poet and illustrator)-the gist of our exchange has been that this may very well be Mr. Peake's inscription, the handwriting is very similar and that there were many relations of the old family and it is also significant that Mervyn Peake and his wife owned other Virginia Woolf titles. We gratefully acknowledge with thanks the help of the Peake family on researching this interesting (and unusual) inscription, written when Peake would have been about 21 years of age and are happy to provide copies of this correspondence to prospective owners of the book. Item #18000

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