May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 307

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400


QUACK QUACK BY LEONARD WOOLF. Hardcover book. 1937.

7 1/2x5 1/4 inches, 19x13 1/4 cm. The Hogarth Press, London.
Condition A-: minor foxing, abrasions and creases to wrapper; minor foxing and restoration inside.

This is the "Cheap edition 2/6 Net," printed in 1937, with the pictorial dustwrapper by McKnight Kauffer. A cheap edition of the book was published in 1936, priced at 2s.6d; it was reprinted again in 1937. Leonard Woolf, political theorist, author & publisher, was the husband of Virginia Woolf and a close friend of Kauffer. The artist often collaborated with Woolf's publishing company, the Hogarth Press. "Woolf's two-hundred page attack on fascism concentrated on the savage quackery of modern totalitarianism but also discussed the intellectual sources he found in Carlyle, Nietzsche, and Spengler" (J.H. Willis Jr, Leonard & Virginia Woolf as Publishers: The Hogarth Press 1917-1941). Kauffer 55, Kauffer / Cooper Hewitt 107.

Additional Details

From the collection of Albert Albano.