"The Hogarth Essays" (First Series. 9 of 19 Issues in a custom made clamshell box)
London: The Hogarth Press, 1924-1926. First editions thus. Softcover. Small octavos. Nine separate titles of the scarce "First Series" of "The Hogarth Essays". These are pamphlets ranging in length from 24 to 48 pages, with woodcut covers printed in either black or green on card stock wrappers. All are housed in a custom-made red half morocco over red silk clamshell box with gilt lettering on the spine that reads. "The Hogarth Essays. Nineteen Authors. The Hogarth Press. 1924-1926." Our surmise is that a previous owner had the box made with the intent of acquiring all 19 of the essays, but only succeeded in collecting 9 of them (still, a worthy task awaiting completion). Of these 9 already present, two are of the scarcest and most expensive titles: Theodora Bosanquet's "Henry James at Work"; and Leonard Woolf's, "Fear and Politics, A Debate at the Zoo." All the issues were hand printed by Virginia and Leonard Woolf at The Hogarth Press and are being offered as a group, along with the clamshell box. good + to near fine. Item #50416
The issues offered are:
III. Bosanquet, Theodora. Henry James at Work.
IV. Eliot, T. S. Homage to John Dryden.
V. Dobree, Bonamy. Histriophone.
VI. Read, Herbert. In Retreat.
VII. Woolf, Leonard. Fear and Politics.
VIII. Graves, Robert. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.
XI. Sitwell, Edith. Poetry & Criticism.
XII. Forster, E. M. An Enquiry.
XV. Waley, Hubert. The Revival of Aesthetics.