Atalanta’s Garland: Being the Book of the Edinburgh University Women’s Union.

  • (Woolf, Virginia)
  • Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 1926
  • Kirkpatrick B6.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [2], xiv, 192, frontispiece + 11 plates. Original quarter white cloth, black paper boards patterned in yellow, white, and red, printed paper label to front board, original cream dustjacket printed in brown. Dustjacket soiled, torn at backstrip folds and almost split, backstrip panel ends chipped, some other edge-wear.


The Edinburgh University Women's Union published this 'Miscellany' in 1926 to fund its extension and endowment, and among the talented writers and artists who contributed pieces were Virginia Woolf, Katharine Mansfield, and Hugh MacDiarmid. This was the first printing of Woolf's short sketch, 'A Woman's College from Outside', which was not reprinted until its appearance in the collection 'Books and Portraits' (1978). Of the 2000 copies printed, only 950 had a white cloth spine, and in 1956, the 750 remaining copies were pulped. Kirkpatrick's first binding variant. Scarce in dustjacket.

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