Virginia Woolf

photos by Shannon Tofts, Edinburgh

execution of design (on boards) by Claude Ribal, Paris

The Hogarth Press, London 1928

(first edition)

220 x 145 x 28 mm

For sale as part of the group Woolf I-IX.

Full leather binding in red goatskin with grey sewn silk headbands, leather joints, and green bord-à-bord doublures and flyleaves. The book is housed in a chemise and lives in a slipcase.


The book's design is tooled in four shades of metallic foil (1x silver, 1x champagne, 1x purple, 1x green) and seventeen shades of pigment foil (1x white, 1x grey, 2x purple, 2x blue, 3x yellow, 3x red, and 5x green). Special guests: transparent pearl and iridescent silver foil. The chemise is inlaid with light and dark green paper and the title is tooled in iridescent and silver pearl foil. The slipcase is covered with green paper and lined with green Alcantara.

All papers used are hand-dyed.