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1930 BEAU BRUMMELL SIGNED VIRGINIA WOOLF #390 OF 550 COPIES ILLUSTRATED ENGLAND VERY RARE$
BEAU BRUMMELL1930; Virginia Woolf; Limited Edition; N.Y. Rimington & Hooper; Signed by Author; w9.6"xh12.8"; Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins; 11 Pages + Blanks/Limitation; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; #390 of only 550 Copies, Signed by Author!!!Attributes:A Charming, original folio grey paper cover design with a pretty pasted on felt type Peacock centerpiece, nice gold labeling to spine, with signed by Author opposite title page in purple, with a couple pretty color illustrations and a great read; Nice Size!!!Background: Adeline Virginia Woolf (née 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. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 ?" 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion, and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches and stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted cravat.Beau Brummell is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men's suit, worn with a necktie. He claimed he took five hours a day to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. His style of dress is often referred to as dandyism.Condition:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Small wear to edges, some marks/soiling to boards, light blemish to front upper corner, some dark spots to back board, little tape residue mark to lower boards near hinges, library stamp to first end page/cardholder in back, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 80 years old!!!
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