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[Samizdat] Nineteen Eighty-Four by  George Orwell - First Edition - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940731)

[Samizdat] Nineteen Eighty-Four

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[Samizdat] Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

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First Edition. Very Good. Early, unattributed and bibliographically unknown Czech samizdat edition of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four. Carbon copy sheets printed on rectos only, bound in cloth covered boards with white plastic brads. (2), 2-205 [p. 15 mis-paginated: 16.]. Very Good with light soiling to covers. First and last several pages are worn and damaged, with no loss to text. Pages sporadically stained throughout.

A relic of dissident activity from the Communist-controlled Eastern Bloc, wherein individuals reproduced censored and underground makeshift publications or "samizdat," often by hand, circulating these documents from reader to reader. The perfect novel to be found in samizdat format: Nineteen Eighty-Four was banned and prohibited to be published in communist countries for its strongly anti-totalitarian message.


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[Samizdat] Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, George
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Used - Very Good
First Edition
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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