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Nineteen Eighty-Four. by  George ORWELL - First Edition - 1949 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.com

Nineteen Eighty-Four.: A Novel.

by ORWELL, George

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London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the red dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper; W. H. Smith bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Slight lean to spine, faint ring-stain to front cover, very minor wear to top corner of front cover. A very good copy in the jacket, ring-stain to front panel and faint soiling to rear panel, some chipping and creasing around extremities with light loss to lettering on front panel. The spine panel - very prone to fading - is here entirely unsunned. First edition, first impression, in the preferred red dust jacket. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red and consequently the red is scarcer, but there is no priority between them.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth century. Originally published in on June 8, 1949 by Secker and Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character, Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's real name was Eric Blair. Read more: Identifying first editions of Nineteen Eighty-Four.




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