London: Hogarth Press, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition (the later NY edition isn’t scarce, even in jacket). Fine in an evanescent dustjacket with 2 tears to the front panel’s top edge, small chips, and a spine panel split closed on the verso with a thin strip of tissue, else very good. Fine / very good. Item #316
Let’s talk about great. Just because many voices say a book is great doesn’t mean it’s a great 1st edition to buy, but here’re 4 facts about this one. Mrs. Dalloway is a great novel, by a great novelist, and a great book to collect for its significance, and it’s of great scarcity in its fragile jacket (check, check, check, check, Book Code). Most label it modernist, some say formalist, feminist, or post–impressionist. I’ll just say it’s quieter than a wispy draft, misting through the breaches in a broken heart.