"But what is to become of these diaries, I asked myself yesterday. If I died, what would Leo make of them?": First American edition and advance review copy of A Writer's Diary: Being Excerpts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf
A Writer’s Diary: Being Excerpts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf.
Woolf, Virginia. Edited by Leonard Woolf.$150.00
Item Number: 96592
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1954.
First American edition and advance review copy of Leonard Woolf’s collection of extractions from the diary of his late wife, Virginia Woolf. Octavo, original cloth, jacket design by Vanessa Bell. With the original Harcourt, Brace and Company review slip dated February 18, 1954 laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Virginia Woolf began to keep a diary in 1952, which she continued to write in until a few days before her death. For the present volume, her husband Leonard extracted from those pages passages that refer directly to Woolf's own writing, constant reading, and scenes and people which formed the material for her art.