Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Writers Limited Edition Virginia Woolf Fountain Pen, which comes with its book style box (including outers) and stamped information booklet – confirming first purchase in June 2020. The pen has never been used and is presented in virtually as new condition. The M sticker, denoting a medium nib, can still be found on the barrel. Only 16000 were produced and this is number 10381.
Every year Montblanc honour a great literary figure, as part of their writers limited edition. In 2006 it was Virginia Woolf – 75 years after the publication of her novel “The Waves”, the pen takes it’s design cues from this famous work. The finely engraved guilloche body and cap, in the form of waves, are crafted from black precious resin.
The most eye-catching feature is a faceted ruby on the gilt clip, symbolising the individuality of Virginia Woolf’s avant-garde style and the climax of her literary creation.
Virginia Woolf is considered to be one of the first representatives of classical modernism. She developed the story-telling technique of the “interior monologue”, which she used most consistently in her novel “The Waves”, which appeared in 1931. Virginia Woolf shaped this avant-garde technique with an expressly feminine subjectivity and autobiographical elements to create milestones in feminist literature such as “Orlando” or “Mrs Dalloway”.
The 18k medium nib features a fine engraving of two elm trees, referring to the location where Virginia Woolf found her final resting place. The pen is a piston filler, so your choice here is bottled ink.
The important details are as follows…
Condition: Virtually As New
Limitation Number: 10381
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