As well as being one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Virginia Woolf was also a prolific essayist. In Walter Sickert: A Conversation (first published in 1934), Woolf argues for a close connection between the visual arts and literature and for Sickert's pre-eminence among living painters. The essay takes us behind the scenes at a ...
As well as being one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Virginia Woolf was also a prolific essayist. In Walter Sickert: A Conversation (first published in 1934), Woolf argues for a close connection between the visual arts and literature and for Sickert's pre-eminence among living painters. The essay takes us behind the scenes at a dinner party among liiterary friends who have recently attended a Sickert exhibition. The language employed is vivid and quite unlike conventional art criticism. One, on entering the show, became "all eye. I flew from colour to colour, from red to blue, from yellow to green. Colours went spirally through my body lighting a flare as if a rocket fell through the night..." Another argues that Sickert's skills as a portraitist make him "a great biographer...When he paints a portrait I read a life" Another argues that "He is more of a novelist than a biographer...He likes to set his characters in motion, to see them in action". On one thing they all agree: Sickert "is probably the best painter now living in England". Making this unique and little known book available again for the first time since its original publication, this new edition features the original cover artwork, a charming pen-and-ink drawing by Virginia Woolf's sister, the artist Vanessa Bell.
Fair. No Dust Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Ex-Library. Light impression and rust stains from paperclip to top edge of front pages. Sticker on tail spine end. Stamp on edges of text-block. Library markings (stamps, stickers and writing) on endpages and title page. Bound into pamphlet binder. Wraps lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Sticker on front and rear of binder. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 133357.
Very Good. 28 pages, 12mo. Scarce. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London. Made and printed in Great Britain by The Garden City Press, Letchworth, Herts. Light blue soft wraps with string-bound spine, black illustration on front cover of table setting. Shelfwear: light scuffing along edges and covers, heavy tanning along cover edges, moderate tanning along page edges. Otherwise, volume is tightly bound with clean and crisp pages. No marks. Volume is in Very Good condition.
Very good. Good, Unmarked, Solid, Cover has mild wear, Great copy overall. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
First Edition. Wraps. small 8vo. pp 28. Black and white pen drawing illustration to cover by Vanessa Bell. Loosely inserted Hogarth Press flyer for the first one shilling and sixpence series, with such authors; E.M. Foster., John Betjeman, Stephen Spender etc. Slightly browned cover otherwise VG+
Very Good. Book A first edition of Walter Sickert by Virginia Woolf. Adeline Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen; 25 January 1882 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Condition: In a decorative paper binding with lettering to the front board. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. There is an ink inscription to the recto of front free end papers. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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