First American edition of Virginia Woolf's The Captain's Bed and other essays
The Captain’s Death Bed and Other Essays.
Item Number: 96766
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.
First American edition and advance review copy of the final posthumous volume of essays by Virginia Woolf. Octavo, original cloth. With the original publisher’s advance copy slip laid in dated May 5th 1950. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Editorial note by Leonard Woolf. Jacket design by Vanessa Bell.
At the time of her death, Virginia Woolf left behind a considerable number of essays, sketches, and stories that had yet to be published in book form. The fourth collection of these works prepared by her husband Leonard, The Captain's Bell includes biographical pieces on Oliver Goldsmith, Crabbe, Trimmer, and Turgenev.