The Years


Virginia Woolf


photos by Shannon Tofts

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

The Hogarth Press, London 1937

(first edition)

186 x 132 x 45 mm

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

Full leather binding in grey goatskin with grey sewn silk headbands, leather joints, and silver 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 five shades of metallic foil (4x silver, 1x blue), and seventeen shades of coloured pigment foil (1x red, 1x grey, 1x blue, 2x yellow, 1x red, and 1x green). Special guests: transparent pearl and transparent iridescent foil. The chemise is inlaid with silvery-green and -blue paper and the title is tooled in matt silver and silver foil. The slipcase is covered with silvery-blue paper and lined with red Alcantara.

All papers used are hand-dyed.