A Room of One's Own (2017)

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A Room of One's Own (2017)

1nightdances
Set 22, 2021, 2:08pm

Hello, I'm new to the forum and new to Folio collecting. I'm trying and failing to track down the 2017 edition of Woolf's A Room of One's Own. It seems to have disappeared from circulation - I can't find any on the secondary market. I've had no luck on the Facebook selling group either.

Does anyone know why it's so rare? It has the same design as the first Hogarth press edition, so I wonder if it was snapped up by die hard Woolf fans who are reluctant to let it go!

2red_guy
Set 22, 2021, 2:15pm

That is odd, especially as it was in a sale ...

3ChampagneSVP
Modificato: Set 22, 2021, 4:00pm

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4Jeremy53
Set 22, 2021, 8:19pm

>1 nightdances: I remember when that edition was released, and my recollection is that it wasn't around for that long. It was in a sale, but then disappeared.

Some editions are like that - I'm guessing it was a smaller print run? Weird it wasn't more popular given the title and it looks to be a nicely presented edition. I have a copy of Miles Franklin's 'My Brilliant Career', which I don't see around much at all, but I understand that given the smaller Australian market/author interest, and the spine writing is around the other way, so perhaps that's also why.

5cpg
Set 22, 2021, 8:35pm

>1 nightdances:

Defunct Books of Nashville claims to have one, but only in "good" condition.

6abysswalker
Modificato: Set 22, 2021, 9:05pm

>1 nightdances: "First 29 matches from 152 sources" using vialibri.net (link to the specific search I ran).

Some of those are secondhand sellers on Amazon sites (which in my experience are, on average, a bit less reliable), but there seem to be a number of other options as well.

Edit: just noticed you specified 2017, and there was an earlier printing as well. Updated results: "2 matches from 152 sources" (link to this search). One more option, maybe.

7nightdances
Set 23, 2021, 4:22am

>6 abysswalker: thank you so much! I emailed Island rare books and they said 'Sadly Maremagnum's (Italian) website suffers from a bug and is well out of date. Our last copy of the FS 'Room' was sold some time ago.' The search continues...

8Willoyd
Set 23, 2021, 4:50pm

>4 Jeremy53:
I remember when that edition was released, and my recollection is that it wasn't around for that long. It was in a sale, but then disappeared.
It first appeared in the 2017 Autumn collection. I bought my copy at the end of December 2019 as part of the New Year sale.

9bacchus.
Modificato: Set 25, 2021, 10:21am

I've been also looking out for this edition since reading "A boy at the Hogarth Press" about a year ago. What makes it more attractive is that the cover is the same as the first edition's dust jacket - printed in 1929 at Woolf's Hogarth Press