First edition, advance review copy, of the only collection of Woolf's short stories published in her lifetime, an early book published by her own Hogarth Press.
"It's night; the needles drip blots of blue. The green's out."
The title references Woolf's 1919 essay "Modern Fiction," in which she describes her stream-of-consciousness style: "The mind receives a myriad impressions – trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday, the accent falls differently." The stories here comprise a series of experiments in stream-of-consciousness, the mode that would reach its fullest expression in Woolf's novels. Among the stories is "Kew Gardens," often compared to post-impressionist painting, a movement that Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group did much to advance in England. An early publication of the Hogarth Press, MONDAY OR TUESDAY betrays the amateur printing of Leonard and Virginia; the book is rarely found today in decent condition. One of only 1000 copies printed, this an attractive advance review copy.
Read more: Woolmer, A checklist of the Hogarth Press, 17.
Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1921. 7.25'' x 4.75''. Original brown cloth spine, printed paper boards with design by Vanessa Bell. Illustrated by Bell with 4 full-page woodcuts. 91, ,  pages. Early ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Hogarth Press advance review slip laid in. Light edgewear and usual toning to boards.
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