Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1922. Small octavo, original patterned paper boards, original paper labels to spine and front board. With Hogarth Press errata slip tipped in, noting that D.H. Lawrence's name was mistakenly omitted as one of the translators of the title story. Lightest toning to spine. Woolmer 19. Item #100134
Early English translation of four of Russian Nobel laureate Bunin's short stories: "The Gentleman From San Francisco," "Gentle Breathing," "Kasimir Stanislavovitch," and "Son." One of approximately one thousand copies printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. "What were the feelings, what were the thoughts of the Gentleman from San Francisco on that evening so significant to him? He felt nothing exceptional, since unfortunately everything on this earth is too simple in appearance. Even had he felt something imminent in his soul, all the same he would have reasoned that, whatever it might be, it could not take place immediately." A near-fine copy.