The Sickle Side of the Moon
Letters of Virginia Woolf Volume 5, 1932–1935
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, xx + 476pp.
This volume of Virginia Woolf's letters include her reaching the age of 50, and writing The Years, Flush, the second volume The Common Reader and her only play, Freshwater. Outside her writing, she continued with The Hogarth Press with Leonard, made one important friend (Elizabeth Bowen) and lost two others with the deaths of Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry. Her main correspondents were Vanessa Bell, Ethel Smyth and Vita Sackville-West, but others include T S Eliot, Stephen Spender, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Hugh Walpole, William Plomer, and her two nephews Julian and Quentin Bell.
The book is in very good condition, with a little bit of rubbing to the boards and tanning to the page edges. The dustwrapper is sun-faded to the spine and a little to the front panel but is tidy and has not been price-clipped.