London: Hogarth Press, 1975. Seventh Impression. Hardcover. Orange cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine. x,372pp. 8 ¾ x 5 ½. Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Chronological bibliography and an index. A very good or better copy in a white dust jacket printed in orange and black, toned at edges, sunned at spine; price-clipped, but replaced by Chatto price sticker. Please forgive the glare from the Brodart in first image.
Seventh impression of this revealing diary of a working writer. Edited by Leonard Woolf, who explains in the preface it was his hope to extract and distill entries culled from 26 volumes of diaries that related to her own writing, and indeed, the writing process and life as she lived it. While she began keeping diaries in 1915, this edition contains excerpts from August 1918 where, in referring to Katherine Mansfield, Woolf writes, "I threw down BLISS with the exclamation, 'She's done for!' ... I shall have to accept the fact, I am afraid, that her mind is very thin soil, laid an inch or two deep upon very barren rock," to Sunday, March 8, 1941, "Occupation is essential. And now with some pleasure I find that it's seven; and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down."
. Very Good / Good. Item #435
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.