Quentin Bell's two volume biography
First paperback edition, two volumes in slipcase. 20.5 × 13cm, 228pp + 300pp.
As the nephew of Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell enjoyed an initimacy with his subject granted to few biographers. In this acclaimed biography, he describes Virginia Woolf's family and childhood; her earliest writings; the formation of the Bloomsbury Group; her marriage to Leonard Woolf; the mental breakdown of the years 1912–15; the origins and growth of the Hogarth Press; her friendships with T. S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield and Vita Sackville-West; her struggles to write The Waves and The Years; and the political and personal distresses of her last decade.
Both books are in good condition, lightly read. There is some damage to slipcase but this has done a good job in protecting the books.