Digitized Book: Virginia Woolf’s Own Copy Of Debut Novel Now Available to All, Only Publicly Available Copy in the World
From the University of Sydney:
The University of Sydney’s Fisher Library has digitised Virginia Woolf’s personal copy of the first edition of her debut novel, The Voyage Out, featuring inscriptions and edits by her hand that now anyone can enjoy.
This first edition and Woolf’s personal copy is the only one of its kind publicly available in the world.
First acquired by the Library’s Rare Books team in the 1970s through a bookseller in England, the book was rediscovered in 2021 by Metadata Services Officer Simon Cooper from the Fisher Library with science books in the Rare Books and Special Collections.
A digitised copy of this rare literary artifact – with its fascinating and unique inscriptions clearly visible – can now be enjoyed by the general public, students, staff and anyone with a Woolf or rare book bug.
Direct to Full Text Digitized Book: The Voyage Out
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