Friday, January 25, 2019

The Impression of a Birthday

Wood cut of two faces among flowers from Kew Gardens"From the oval shaped flower-bed there rose perhaps a hundred stalks spreading into heart shaped or tongue shaped leaves half way up and unfurling at the tip red or blue or yellow petals marked with spots of colour raised upon the surface; and from the red blue or yellow gloom of the throat emerged a straight bar, rough with gold dust and slightly clubbed at the end."

We offer you these flowers as described and hand set in type one hundred years ago by Virginia Woolf, today, on her birthday.

First page of text from Kew Gardens
Want more? Ask for Kew Gardens, printed by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1919, Val 827W884 S5.

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