The Hogarth Press led to collaborations between writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Group.
It was set up in 1917 by Leonard and
Virginia Woolf, using a small hand press on the dining table of their home, Hogarth House in Richmond.
Its aim was to publish works of contemporary fiction, political comment, economics and psychology that might not appeal to more commercial publishers.
The first publication Two Stories, written by Leonard and Virginia, was illustrated by Dora Carrington.
By 1921 the Press, now with more sophisticated mechanical printing equipment, moved to new premises in Tavistock Square.
It published books by writers such as Katherine Mansfield, T.S. Eliot and Vita Sackville-West as well as Virginia Woolf's novels.
It also introduced translations of works of Russian literature by Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and others.
It was later to publish English translations of books by Sigmund Freud.
Leonard and Virginia Woolf
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