Novelist Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard founded the Hogarth
Press in their London home in 1917. Although begun in part as a therapeutic
outlet from the pressures of writing, their printing venture was
quickly acclaimed for its publication of new and experimental works
from authors such as Vita Sackville-West, Katherine Mansfield, T.
S. Eliot, and the Woolfs themselves. Their striking cover designs
and illustrations by artists Dora Carrington, Virginia Woolf’s
sister Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and others, are also notable.
Eventually, the Hogarth Press became known not only for fiction,
but also for significant contributions to publishing in the fields
of psychoanalysis, politics, and disarmament.
Kew Gardens, with woodcuts by Vanessa Bell and a hand-painted cover
by Roger Fry. 1st ed.
London: Hogarth Press, 1919.
Robert H. Taylor Collection
Kew Gardens, with decorations by Vanessa Bell.
3d (limited) ed.
London: Hogarth Press, 1927.
Rare Books Division, Sylvia Beach Collection