“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction…”
So said Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century.
Following last week’s 101st International Women’s Day on March 8, I wanted to take another quick look at Woolf’s collectibles. Particularly this very special rare book which we have for sale in our stock.
This book is a good reminder of how great provenance can add to a rare collectible’s value.
It is a signed copy of Orlando, one of Woolf’s greatest works, alongside Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. Orlando is especially personal, being based on Woolf’s relationship with Vita Sackville-West, the wife of Sir Harold Nicolson.
This rare book is one of a limited edition of only 800 copies of the book – this being number 465. Woolf’s autograph further adds to its value.
This rare autographed copy of 1928’s Orlando is linked to not only one icon, but two… Read on to find out more…
But what about its provenance?
Well, among this novel’s features is a bookplate which shows that it once belonged to the famous American Impressionist landscape painter Daniel Garber.
Garber’s own paintings can be found in the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
What’s more, the book even includes Garber’s pencil notations, as well as Woolf’s own autograph.
Just fancy that – you can follow in the footsteps of the great Daniel Garber with collectible that offers a piece of his legacy, as well as Woolf’s.
And this book’s provenance won’t hurt its resell value should you ever choose to part ways with it in the future.