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AUTOBIOGRAPHY in 3 VOLS:] SOWING.1880 to 1904; GROWING.1904 to 1911; BEGINNING AGAIN.1911 to 1918.; An autobiography of the years 1880 to 1904 / .1904 to 1911 / .1911 to 1918 / By Leonard Woolf / PLUS his Typed Letter Signed

AUTOBIOGRAPHY in 3 VOLS:] SOWING.1880 to 1904; GROWING.1904 to 1911; BEGINNING AGAIN.1911 to 1918.; An autobiography of the years 1880 to 1904 / .1904 to 1911 / .1911 to 1918 / By Leonard Woolf / PLUS his Typed Letter Signed

Woolf, Leonard TYPED LETTER SIGNED (9 1/2" x 7 7/8") by Author LEONARD WOOLF (on blue light-weight Air Mail stationery with 2-folds & stamp); plus 3 Initial autobiographical volumes [of 5 published], in light blue buckram with gold lettering on spines, illustrated with 3 glossy B&W frontispieces & in vol. 1 & 11 photographic plates, Vol. 2: 8 such plates + 2 maps, Vol. 3: 10 photographic plates, archival mylar-protected lettered light beige dust jackets (unclipped); Sowing: 206, [207] pp.; Growing: 256 pp.; Beginning Again: 259, [260] pp. Leonard Woolf (1880 - 1969) was a noted British political theorist, author, publisher of The Hogarth Press, and civil servant. A leading member of the Bloomsbury Circle, he was married to author Virginia Woolf. SUPERIOR COPIES of these important initial autobiographical volumes with TYPED LETTER of Transmittal SIGNED by Leonard Woolf, dated 27 Dec. 1967: Tight, bright, clean in NF dust jackets (unclipped; slightly age-toned) with minimal wear: Vol. 1 has a tiny chip at the head of its spine, and Vol. 2 has a small triangular chip lost from the inside lower edge of its front panel. Luedeking & Edmonds A38a, etc. These three autobiographical installments were succeeded by: (1967). Downhill All the Way: An Autobiography of the Years 1919-1939; and (1969). The Journey Not the Arrival Matters: An Autobiography of the Years 1939-1969. London: Hogarth Press. ISBN 978-0-7012-0326-9. (In 1963, LW also wrote Diaries in Ceylon, 1908-1911 and Stories from the East: Records of a Colonial Administrator.) Previous single owner's ink name neatly written on front pastedown of each volume. She is the same person who was sent the accompanying typed personal note SIGNED by Leonard Woolf. It would appear that these three volumes had been sent to said owner (and her husband--both Virginia Woolf devotees) by The Hogarth Press, and that LW had separately sent the lady and her husband his note of thanks.
PARIS UNDER SIEGE; from the Goncourt Journal / Edited and Translated by George J. Becker

PARIS UNDER SIEGE; from the Goncourt Journal / Edited and Translated by George J. Becker

Becker, George J., editor & trans 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering on spine, Introduction on "The Brothers Goncourt" by George J. Becker, with a historical Introduction entitled "The Terrible Year" by Paul H. Beik, illustrated with foldout "Map of Paris" as frontispiece & 6 full-page contemporary B&W cartoons, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a cannon on wheels against a red background, lengthy excerpts from the Goncourt Journals, chronology, biographical notes, 334 pages. After the defeat of Emperor Napoleon III in September 1870, the French Second Empire collapsed. Thereafter, the French Third Republic went to war with Prussia, which laid siege to Paris for four months. Within Paris during the siege, the Commune or Federe, which was a radical socialist and revolutionary government, attempted to rule Paris from 28 March to 28 May 1871. In response, the regular French Army suppressed the Commune during "La semaine sanglante" ("The Bloody Week") beginning on 21 May 1871. The action by the Regulars led to a massacre. On paper, more than 100,000 Communards were killed, though many historians believe it was more like 25,000-35,000 killed, while roughly 750 government regulars died. Nearly 40,000 were arrested and over 7,000 deported. A useful edition on this bloody event in late 19th century French history. Tight copy with clean, unfoxed pages and illustrations. Some chipping to edges of the dust jacket (unclipped).
BRAVE NEW WORLD; by Aldous Huxley / With a special Foreword by the author

BRAVE NEW WORLD; by Aldous Huxley / With a special Foreword by the author

Huxley, Aldous 12mo, red publisher's cloth with black labels with gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (price-clipped) with three red "T" placards, includes a special Foreword by author Huxley, top edges of pages stained black by publisher to retard soil, gray Modern Library Torchbearer patterned endpapers, viii + 310, [311] pages + [2] Ads. Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894 - 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the famous Huxley family. The author of nearly fifty books, Huxley was best known for his novels (especially BRAVE NEW WORLD set in a dystopian future); for nonfiction works, such as The Doors of Perception, about his reactions to psychedelic drugs. He went on to publish travel writing, film stories, satire, essays, and screenplays. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times. Toledano's Guide (pp.165, 176) places the printing of the design for this dust jacket rear panel from 1954-59, while the number "393" printed at the top inside of the dust jacket indicates a printing in 1961, hence making this copy an early reprint of the ML edition. VERY GOOD tight, clean copy. Light wear to cloth. Dust jacket is bright, clean, with edgewear, and price-clipping. SCARCE in a dj this good.