Montblanc Virginia Woolf Set 697/4000
Year of Release: 2006
A tribute to the most influential author of feminist literature.
Virginia Woolf was undeniably one of the most trail blazing female authors of the 20th century: her opposition to Victorian aesthetics and her radical renunciation of literary traditions made her work the forerunner to many modern classics.
In spite of the darkness that overshadowed her life from the outset, Virginia Woolf's literary legacy-seven novels and more than 500 essays and sketches in prose form - is considered to be one of the brightest stars in the firmament of contemporary literature to this day. To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Waves, Montblanc is launching a 2006 edition of unique writing instruments dedicated to the memory of the pioneer of feminist literature: the Virginia Woolf Writers Edition. The graceful contours of the black, durable, epoxy resin barrel, with its gold-plated rings featuring a guilloche pattern of finely engraved waves, pay tribute to Virginia Woolf most epoch-making novel, whilst symbolising her unsettled life. The gold-plated clip, with a faceted ruby, arches over the cap with its ivory-coloured Montblanc star, commemorating the literary brilliance of her work. Virginia Woolf's signature is engraved on the cone of the fountain pen as well as on the front of the ballpoint pen and the propelling pencil - a fine engraving on the 18-ct gold nib of the writing instrument depicts her last resting place: the two elms on the Woolf's Monks House estate near Sussex.
The Virginia Woolf Writer's Edition is available world wide only as a limited edition - a promise Montblanc guarantees for every one of its Limited Editions. The edition number engraved on the cap documents the unique nature of each writing instrument. This fountain pen is issued in an edition of 16,000 pieces and the ball point pen is an edition of 18,000 pieces. The propelling pencil, available only as part of a set together with the fountain pen and ball point pen, is limited to 4,000 pieces.
4.000 Sets, including a fountain pen, ballpoint pen and a mechanical pencil
Jet-black precious resin
Wave-shaped guilloche work on body and cap
Faceted ruby set as clip stone
Handmade 18-karat gold nib with two engraved elm trees
Fountain Pen: Piston Fill, bottled ink only.
Ballpoint: Montblanc Ballpoint refills.
Pencil: 0.7mm leads.
Slight marks on gold tips of ballpoint and pencil, and clip and end of barrel of fountain. Slight wear to box. Has paperwork.