STRACHEY/WOOLF; BEERBOHM, Max. Letters [with] Lytton Strachey. London: Hogarth Press, and Chatto & Windus, 1956.
8vo. Original orange-brown cloth, titled gilt to spine, with illustrated dust wrapper designed by Vanessa Bell; pp.118, [vi]; frontis photograph of Strachey and Woolf; a lovely copy, in the jacket which is scuffed to rear panel with marginal loss of text to one or two reviews; spine browned with some chipping to foot (heavier to head); folds and lower panel toned; good to very good.
First edition. A popular late entry in the Bloomsbury group canon, published posthumously. Woolf and Strachey started writing to each other in 1906, and continued to do so on and off until Strachey's death in 1932. The publishers insisted on producing the book without censoring it, revealing to anyone that cared to find out exactly how Strachey and Woolf held in derision behind closed doors. Included in this copy is a newspaper clipping from the review of a contemporary critic, who doesn't seem impressed.
BERHOHM, Max. Lytton Strachey. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1943. Small 8vo pamphlet, mauve wraps printed in black; pp. 26, [ii]; very good, lightly toned and offset.