Virginia Woolf

This small broadside is an excerpt from the writings of Leonard Woolf wherein he describes his wife, Virginia, using the pseudonym “Aspasia’. The typeface is Perpetua and there are two engravings, a hand-colored portrait of Virginia Woolf and an engraving of the two elms at their home, Monks House. The text reads as follows:

When I think of Aspasia I think of hills, standing very clear but distant against a cold blue sky; there is snow upon them which no sun has ever melted and no man has ever trodden. But the sun too is in her hair, in the red and gold of her skin, in the bow of her lips and in the glow of her mind.

Designed, engraved and printed by Abigail Rorer. Engravings with hand-coloring & letterpress. 4.5 x 12.625. Edition: 50. Price: $75