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Down and Out In Paris and London

By Orwell, George




Down and Out in Paris and London, published in 1933, is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell. It is a story in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the breadline in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens.


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Down and Out in Paris and London.

ORWELL, George.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Original black cloth, title to spine in green. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine a little sunned and rolled, top edge and fore-corners with small nicks, some minor marks to cloth, a little spotting to edges, endpapers, and margins. Sound and presentable, a good copy. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author in the month of publication, "Best Wishes - Eric Blair, 29.1.33", on the front free endpaper. Down and Out in Paris and London, which was Orwell's first full length book, was published on 9 January 1933 in an edition of 1,500 copies. Signed or inscribed copies are very scarce indeed, and the two that we have handled, each inscribed to personal acquaintances, were similarly presented using his real name. It was only during the proof stages of this book's publication that Eric Blair finally settled upon the nom de plume that would see him through his career. The copy presented by Orwell, using his pseudonym, to the British Museum (now British Library) in December 1934 shows the same distinctive dating format, with the month appearing over the year as a quasi-fraction. Down and Out in Paris and London, a two part memoir of the author's life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, was praised by Compton Mackenzie as an "immensely interesting book [...] a genuine human document, which at the same time is written with so much artistic force that, in spite of the squalor and degradation thus unfolded, the result is curiously beautiful".

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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

Orwell, George (pseud. of Eric Blair)

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1933. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); light purple cloth, with plum-colored stripes and titles stamped in black on spine; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket; 292pp. Hint of a forward lean, with faint foxing to text edges; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, sunned at spine and extremities, with edgewear, short tears, and chips to crown and corners; 3 inch tear along front flap fold, discreetly and archivally mended in two spots on verso; Very Good. Young Eric Blair's first book, a work he was sufficiently ashamed of that he asked Victor Gollancz to issue it under a pseudonym. The American edition was published about 6 months following the British, issued in a tiny print run of 1,750 copies, of which 383 were remaindered. The book sold poorly in the U.S., perhaps owing to the fact American audiences in the midst of the Depression did not want a reminder of life on the down-and-out. Rare in the dustjacket, seldom appearing in presentable condition in the trade and offered less than a handful of times in 30 years according to the auction record, those being restored with tape residue on verso. An important debut. Fenwick A.1d.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933. Very good plus with bright and clean boards (slight rubbing to corners). Minor repair to side edge of pages 279 and 281, otherwise clean and unmarked. In a near-fine dust jacket--$2.50 price intact-- with a bit of sunning to top edge and spine. Professional restoration to top half-inch and bottom half-inch of spine, and to spine and flap folds (before and after photos of dust jacket available). A very attractive copy of Orwell's scarce first book, now housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

New York: Harper & Brothers. 1933. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very good+ copy with just a trace of wear at spine ends, in price clipped dust jacket with ¼" chipping at head of spine, not affecting lettering, and at bottom of spine, obscuring "Harper," and with small chip at head of front panel. The dust jacket was once backed with tape, removed by a conservator, leaving only slight toning in a few areas and mild Japanese paper strengthening at folds. 1st US edition of the author's first book, one of the great hobo novels of our time. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pp .

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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

ORWELL, George

New York: Harper, 1933. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Mauve cloth, black & green illustrated endpapers. Unusually, no fading to the spine and no toning to the text paper; 1934 in name and date on verso of half-title leaf; else a fine copy, lacking the very scarce dust jacket. Both the UK and US editions were published Jan., 1933. There were only 1500 copies of the UK edition, and only 1750 of this US edition, making both scarce today. Orwell's wonderfully readable and comic first book. . First US printing. Hardcover. Octavo.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

ORWELL, George (Blair, Eric. Motihari, 1903 - Londra, 1950)

London: Victor Gollancz, , 1933. Rilegato tela (cloth). Molto Buono (Very Good). . 8vo. pp. 288. Molto Buono (Very Good). First Edition, third printing, same year/month. Opera prima dell'Autore. terza ristampa dello stesso anno e mese

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Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Penguin)

George Orwell

1999-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Down and out in Paris and London

George ORWELL

2001-06-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

Orwell, George

1933. Orwell, George. DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1933. 292p, cloth, illustrated endpapers, covers worn & faded, top corners of covers & small part of leaves "clipped," fair. 1st American edition of Orwell's first book, an autobiographical account of his early "vagabonding" days.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

2010-06-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Previous owner's name on FEP dated 1950. New Edition, Reset 1949. Some wear to boards and front hinge is beginning to weaken, split to the endpaper but hinge itself remains strong.. New Edition, Reset. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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George Orwell

2007-07-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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George Orwell

1993-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Orwell, George

Penguin. PAPERBACK. 0141184388 Brand new book.Buy with confidence. Money Back Guarantee.Expedite Shipping Available. International shipment available. . New.

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Orwell, George

Penguin. PAPERBACK. 0141184388 Brand new book.Buy with confidence. Money Back Guarantee.Expedite Shipping Available. International shipment available. . New.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

New York: Harcourt and Brace,, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. VG-. wear to the ends of the spine, some browning to pages hinges and binding are OK. In a fair+ DJ, which is chipped and torn, the front panel and spine remain largely intact and readable, in an acetate.

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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Down and Out in Paris and London: High School Edition

George Orwell

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Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

Benediction Classics, 2010-11-10. Hardcover. Good.

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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George Orwell

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Down and Out in Paris and London: A Novel

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace & Co. Used - Very Good. 1950. Cloth, dj. 8vo. 213 pp. Second U.S. edition. Some shelf wear, scuffing, and chipping to dust jacket. Price clipped. Altogether a copy in Very Good condition. (Subject: Fiction.)

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

Secker and Warburg, 1949-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Order today-sent today with tracking number, M-F*. Good book with general shelf-wear and yellowing due to age along with a dust jacket that has multiple rips/bumps/nicks. This is a good reading copy. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F.

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Down and Out in Paris and London (The Complete works of George Orwell)

Orwell, George

Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

Orwell, George

SECKER 4th Imp 1954 of the Uniform Edition. Book is very good++ and very bright. DJ. GORE VIDAL'S PERSONAL COPY WITH COA AND FACSIMILE BOOKPLATE.. /Very Good.

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Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Essentials)

Orwell, George

Penguin Books, Limited (UK). PAPERBACK. 0140282564 New Condition. . New.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

Penguin. PAPERBACK. 0141184388 New Condition. . New.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

IndoEuropeanPublishing.com. PAPERBACK. 1604443502 New Condition. . New.

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Down And Out In Paris And London (Modern Classics)

Orwell, George

Penguin UK. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0140002979 New Condition. . New.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg, 1951. New Edition. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. No dust jacket. Wear to extremities. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #2567919

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The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn

New York, NY: William Morrow & Company, 2018. Soft cover. As New. SIGNED BY A.J. FINN on title page; A smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

Avon. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Down and Out in Paris and London,: A novel

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace & Co. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket. Owner's name on front endpage.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1961. Book. Good. Hardcover. G+/G+ from the May Margaret Fine Library at Princeton Day School with stamps and bp on fep, price clipped, location sticker on spine..

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Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

2011-08-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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George Orwell

2009-01-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

Penguin. PAPERBACK. 0141184388 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Essentials)

Orwell, George

Penguin Books, Limited (UK). PAPERBACK. 0140282564 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell, George

IndoEuropeanPublishing.com. PAPERBACK. 1604443502 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Down And Out In Paris And London (Modern Classics)

Orwell, George

Penguin UK. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0140002979 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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