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Nineteen Eighty-Four

By Orwell, George




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.

First edition identification and notes

The overall quality of the printing of this first edition is high. Some commonly found defects include missing plates, damage to the frontispiece or endpapers, and age-tanned pages. Blair died six months after publication of this, his last novel. Very rare signed copies have significant value, with some volumes priced near $10,000 USD. Because of this, numerous attempts have been made at forging the author's signature, and care should be taken to authenticate a signed copy. Unsigned first-edition first-printing British editions in mint condition can sometimes be priced in the $2,000 to $3,000 range (USD). 

The first US edition was printed by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1949, only five days after the U.K. Edition. The UK edition first printing ran 26,575 copies, the US edition approximately 20,000. The book was an instant best seller in both Great Britain and the United States. 


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Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

ORWELL, George.

London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the green dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, with tiny bump to head; an excellent copy in the dust jacket with unusually bright spine panel, a little rubbing to extremities, a couple of tiny chips and nicks, short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. 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, but there is no priority between them.

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$10,670.25

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Nineteen Eighty-Four - Orwell's Agents' copies with their bookplates - both Maroon and Green dust wrapper

Orwell, George

London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. A pair of first editions of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. Both carry the Christy Moore bookplate to the end pastedowns. Some spotting to the maroon variant books. Both book are very good+ in like wrappers. There is chipping to the wrappers, more so to the head of the green wrapper. The green wrapper is unclipped and has WIDER end flaps - indicative of a proof dust wrapper. There is a small amount of light restoration to the price on the end flap. The maroon variant is clipped and has the usual fading to the spine. Housed in a custom-made slipcase with divider and gilt titles. A rare pair of Orwell's masterpiece.

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$10,670.25

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. A superior example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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$9,800.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First printing of the First British Edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in red, in red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Slight tanning to spine, else book in fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket with tanning to spine and professional restoration along the edges and panels.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, GEORGE

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Just a little cloth fading at the edges; bookplate; a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and some small nicks; far above average.

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$9,000.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] - in the rare maroon wrapper

Orwell, George

Secker and Warburg, 1949. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A fine book with top stain still intact and a lovely green colour to the boards. In a very good/near fine unclipped wrapper. With some light rubbing to the edges. The spine still has an element of red in it. There is a very small chip to the foot of the spine and one closed tear to the front panel. Rare to find with only minimal fade to the spine. A lovely copy of the first printing. Rare maroon wrapper.

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$7,824.85

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg; London, 1949 A near fine first edition (First Published 1949 on the copyright page) in a very good green dust jacket with the original price still present, and with a wrap-around band advertising the book. Old small bookstore sticker on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$6,500.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

ORWELL, GEORGE

London and New York: Secker & Warburg; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First edition. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Good/Good. FIRST UK EDITION AND FIRST US EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. "The time is 13 o'clock; the date doesn't matter; the year goes without saying. Winston Smith, a bureaucrat at the Ministry of Truth, toils day and night in the service of Big Brother, the remote, faux-benign ruler of this eerily familiar dystopia. Orwell's novel is a study of every possible way a nation can be beaten down by its government: spiritually, physically, intellectually, by the media, torture, surveillance, and censorship, to the point where the state can manipulate reality at will. When Smith is tempted by a beautiful resistance fighter into an act of rebellion, 1984 becomes something more: a strange, tragic, deeply sad love story. It is Orwell's triumph, and the century's misfortune, that 1984 is as prescient as it is pessimistic" (Lev Grossman, All-Time 100 Novels). 
The UK edition is the true first edition, published on June 8, 1949; the first US edition followed only five days later. The UK edition was published with both red and green dust jackets (no priority established); the US in both red and blue (no priority). [UK edition]. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Octavo, original cloth, original green dust jacket. Book with fading to spine and edges; a little foxing to text block. Dust jacket with restoration to the edges and folds. Dust jacket color exceptionally bright. [US edition]. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Original cloth, original red dust jacket. Neat ownership signature dated June 1949 on front pastedown. Only a hint of edgewear. A beautiful copy, rare in such good condition.

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$4,900.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) a novel

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . Very good condition. Spine sunned./Dust jacket spine sun faded, light soiling and a few tiny chips to top and bottom of spine else very good condition. Red variant DJ.. Not price clipped (10s.). Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy.

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$3,400.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

First Edition, First Impression (Secker & Warburg, 1949) with the rarer red dust jacket, thought to be half as numerous as the green. Publisher's original green cloth, slightly rubbed and faded to head and foot and spine panel with small area of abrasion to rear board; a little spotting to top edge of boards. Original and unclipped dust jacket is frayed and chipped to head and foot with a little loss; spine panel faded; rubbed with small closed tear to rear panel.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Orwell, George (pseud. of Eric Blair)

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 20,000 copies. Octavo; publisher's taupe cloth, with titles stamped in maroon and red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 314,[2]pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped example of the red variant dustjacket (priced $3.00), with only a pinpoint rubbed spot and a 4mm tear to crown to note. Vibrant in color, unworn and unfaded, without a trace of the ubiquitous toning to the white portions of the spine - rare thus. Superlative copy of Orwell's towering work of dystopian fiction, the vocabulary of which has become a part of the fabric of our culture. Basis for two notable film adaptations: Michael Anderson's 1956 film starring Edmund O'Brien, and the Michael Radford's later picture starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. Fenwick A12b; Connolly 100.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript. Edited by Peter Davison. Preface by Daniel G. Siegel

ORWELL, GEORGE

Weston, MA: M & S Press, 1984. Privately Printed, Limited and Numbered Edition. One of fifty-five copies fully bound by Gray Parrot with a special design in royal blue and black Niger goat and housed in a one-quarter leather traycase. This is copy #33 and, as the colophon notes, the printing and binding were completed in the fall of 1984. Folio,10 inches by 14 inches, i-xxvi + 381 pages comprising a facsimile of the original Nineteen Eighty-Four manuscript on each recto and the edited typescript draft on the facing verso. With gilt-stamping to the front board reading” War is Peace / Freedom is Slavery / Ignorance is Strength”. Beautiful as new condition. One of the only George Orwell manuscripts extant, published here in full facsimile, with transcript notes by poet, publisher, and Orwell historian Peter Davison. As Davison notes in his introduction: “This facsimile reproduces all that is known to have survived of the preliminary drafts of Nineteen Eighty-Four, that is about 44% of the published text of the novel.” Furthermore, he writes: “Despite all the rewriting revealed by this facsimile, it is remarkable how closely what has survived adheres to the main sweep of the narrative of Nineteen Eighty-Four. All the principle features, except the Appendix on Newspeak, are present, suggesting that the story had been pretty fully formed in Orwell’s mind by the time he sat down to write it out. What can now be seen for the first time is, in Sonia Orwell’s words, her husband’s ‘actual working methods’. These are a compelling demonstration of the way Orwell fashioned and refashioned his story, perfecting language and thought, in order to create one of the most remarkable novels of the twentieth century.” The preface by bookseller, rare book collector, and ABAA member Daniel Siegel details not only how the manuscript came to be his, but offers insight into the art and craft of literary serendipity and is a delight to read. He tells the story of his relationship with the Orwell manuscript, beginning with how, in late spring of 1969, Harold Graves of Scribner’s rare book department in New York introduced him to the piece, about which Siegel notes, “The leaves Harold showed me were nondescript, handwritten in ink or typed, with a great deal of overwriting on the typed pages. Much seemed illegible.” Siegel was obviously intrigued by the manuscript, but walked away without it. However, as kismet would have it, on the following day he telephoned Graves with the news that,“It’s a great manuscript and I don’t know why I shouldn’t have it.” And so, he did. Eventually, Siegel donated the Nineteen Eighty-Four manuscript to Brown University.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1984)

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition (Stated) 1st Printing. Tan Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine Dustjacket. 8 1/4" High. 314 Pp. The Classic Dystopian Novel Of Modern Times, Prophetic In Its Description Of The Experience Of Modern Man In An Era Of Great Nation States. The First American Trade Edition With "First American Edition" On Copyright Page And No Book Club Dot On Rear Cover. A Very Clean Example With No Age-Darkening To The Spine, Shallow Bumping To Spine Ends, Two Small Areas Of Fraying Along Bottom Edge, Still Very Good +. In The Blue Dust Jacket, Which Is Bright, Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($3.00), No "Book Club" Statement, Very Slightly Darkened White Background On Spine Panel, 1Mm Loss At Some Corners, No Wear And No Rubbing Line Along Spine Folds, A Few Faint Traces Of Rubbing Along Flap Folds, Near Fine.

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nineteen eighty-four

George Orwell

Secker & Warburg. 1st Edition. Good. 1949. Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) British 1st edition, first printing. Covers worn and faded along edges. Dust jacket worn, with missing triangle on back right corner. Spine faded. . .

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition. Octavo, finely bound in full black morocco. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. In fine condition. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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$1,250.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1949. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. Owner name onfront free endpaper along with his bookplate. Four corners clipped but price of $3.00 is present on the front flap. Jacket with light wear to the extremities and very minor chipping to the head and foot of the spine. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian state and the battle of wills between Big Brother and Winston Smith.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1949. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st American Edition. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. A very nice copy in a beautiful jacket that has with some minor restoration. .

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st American edition. Hardcover and dust jacket (with blue background as called for by Fenwick). Good binding and cover. 314 pp. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear to dust jacket, in mylar. Also includes original brown paper "Exchange Book & Gift Shop" wrapper. 1984 was Orwell's most significant novel. Phrases as 'Double Think', 'Newspeak' and 'Big Brother' were coined in the book. The first US edition was printed by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1949, only five days after the U.K. edition. The UK edition first printing ran 26,575 copies, the US edition was 20,000. This is the first American trade edition with "first American Edition" on copyright page and no book club dot on rear cover. Refs: Fenwick A.12b. Connolly 100. <br> <br> A wonderful contemporary review by William Soskin, "The disease that has a frenzied world in its grip has been accurately diagnosed. It is the disease of Power-state power and economic power immorally exploited. We know the disease. We do not know the cure. We do not even know the prognosis -whether men will survive or be utterly quelled and defeated.Various writers have attempted to instill in us a dread of the ominous shape of things to come, and they have not succeeded, chiefly because their prognosis has involved time-machines, flights into mechanical and biological fantasies, brave new worlds such as Aldous Huxley's, and erotic ballets of the future such as Robert Graves's recent "Watch the North Wind Rise." They know the symptoms of the disease of Power, these writers, but they somehow have not been able to construct the future in terms close enough to the reality, the fear in our hearts.It is the great realists of literature rather than the satirists and fantasy-spinners, who have had the gift of leading us quietly from what is to what can be. And George Orwell's novel escorts us so quietly, so directly, and so dramatically from our own day to the fate which may be ours in the future, that the experience is a blood-chilling one. Here is a novelist who understands the nature of the beast, the quality of the future to be possessed by Power, and who projects that future not in terms of gadgets or mechanical miracles, not even in terms of such lurid though horribly real machines as the atomic bomb. It is because he creates the totalitarian future in terms of passion and human feeling close to our own that his book has immense stature. Orwell has created a new kind of novel. He has told the story of a comparatively normal fellow, Winston Smith, who is caught in the inexorable machinery of the monolithic state, hounded by the forces of hatred, fear, and cruelty which the new civilization exalts, pursued and beaten into mental and spiritual death. His privacy is dead. In his squalid apartment the telescreen tells him always what to do, how to move and talk and think; what to believe. His every motion may by observed by the Thought Police through this telescreen. Smith works in the Ministry of Truth, falsifying official records and news reports every time the state changes its domestic or foreign policy. Thus history is destroyed and the state controls the past as well as the present and the future. Thus ignorance, an essential condition to the survival of such a state, is exalted. This is an important conception in Orwell’s drama of the disease of Power run rampant, but is it not close enough to our own statistical and communications systems to contain terrifying meaning for our own way of life?In this world which condemns personality, where the dictatorship has conditioned men and women against love, where food is revolting and language has been altered into something called doublethink, whereby you may believe two contradictory things at once (our party-faithful will understand the need for this!), there is still a spark of surviving individuality in Smith. The novel depicts his heroic search for an underground movement in revolt against the nightmare that is the State. It also tells of the sad course of his attempt to escape the frustrated conception of sex and to carry on a love affair that bears some resemblance to romance, some relation to physical joy.He fails, this individualist, and the gestapo which undoes him and the inquisitors who force his confessions and his final submission make our own police methods and our cardinals' trials seem like child's play. The chapters dealing with this final inquisition easily stand comparison with the inquisitor's scene in "The Brothers Karamazov." The story of official pursuit has all the suspense and melodrama of a super-detective novel, but instead of an exercise in criminal chase we are confronted with the grim pursuit that hangs over the head of every modern man. It is a pursuit that makes us examine our own lives with a new eye. It is a novel that heightens today's problems with the light of their wrong solution. It turns a skeptic's gaze on all forms of regimentation, even though momentarily they may seem to be of social benefit.You look again at your radio and television sets with all their bright possibilities for entertainment and education, and you see with horror the spying eyes and ears they may become in every room of the house in the hands of people who have seized a government for the sake of power and power alone. You look again at your daily newspaper which disseminates facts, or at the reports of statistical bureaus which plot and curve the rise and fall of national income, population, and employment, and you suddenly realize that a newspaper or a statistical bureau in ruthless hands are entries to your brain - another possible instrument for the regimen of slavery.The slogans of the super-Party that governs the state in this story are: WAR IS PEACE and FREEDOM IS SLAVERY and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Other products of a public-relations technique not so different from our own are a Hate Party, a Hate Week, and a rigorously enforced TWO MINUTES OF HATE period. Does this seem so remote, after all, in a world that contains populations inculcated with the creeds of Fascism or race superiority? And does it seem so strange that the world of 1984 is divided into three great warring powers - Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia- and that these wars are constantly sustained, without victories or defeats, as an economic policy? Have we not learned in our own civilization that there are no victories or defeats, and that wars are all too effective economic instruments of inflation?Nineteen eighty-four is, after all, only thirty-five years off!" WILLIAM SOSKIN, What Can Be, 1984 Review, The Saturday Review, June 11, 1949.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

George Orwell

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Nineteen Eighty Four

George Orwell

This edition is in an unread condition with no markings or creased pages, just as it appeared in 1949. It has normal bumping as seen in the photos on top and bottom spine. Slight fraying at the corners. The most pronounced defect is a one inch (coffee?) stain on the cover, also visible in the photos. There is no book cover. However the the front Book-Of-The-Month Selection flap remains and, though frayed, is included and shown in the photographs.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, A Novel

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. Hardcover. 314 pages. "...Depicts, with very great power, the horrors of a well-established totalitarian regime... It is important that the Western World should be aware of these dangers..." - Bertrand Russell. Prior owner's name, dated 1949, neatly in ink at base of front free endpaper else unmarked, moderately worn and lightly soiled. Minimal yellowing to pages. Minor lean to spine. Unclipped blue dust jacket. Dust jacket bears edgewear and some tears at spine ends and corners but remains attractive in clear protective mylar cover. Nice copy. . Good. 1949. Reprint.

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Nineteen Eighty Four (Akasha Classic)

George Orwell

Archeion Press, LLC, 2008-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

London: Secker & Warburg. London, Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. A near fine copy of this classic work of science fiction, and literature in general. Recently rebound in full burgandy morocco, with five raised bands and some light gilt work. The book is in decent shape internally, with markings on a couple of leaves and some trivial wear. Overall a very presentable book in a nice binding. [5856, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1949.

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$711.35

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (ADVANCE REVIEW COPY)

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. Very Good+. 1949. First Edition Thus. Wrappers. Original gray printed wrappers which are age toned, but showing no wear at all. Reviews by Betrand Russell, V. S. Pritchett, and Alfred Kazin on rear wrapper. Fenwick A12a. Connolly 100. ; 8vo; 314 pages .

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$675.00

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Judd, Cyril (Merril, (Josephine) Judith (21. Januaro 1923 - 12. Septembro 1997) & Kornbluth, Cyril Michael (23. Julio 1923 - 21. Marto 1958)

1970?. Edition: 1. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 760 Maloftege!

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. [Two copies of the First Canadian Edition In the Red & Blue Dustwrappers].

Orwell, George (Pseudonym of Eric Blair).

London / Toronto: Secker & Warburg / S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1949 Orwell, George (Pseudonym of Eric Blair). NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. [Two copies of the First Canadian Edition In the Red & Blue Dustwrappers]. London: Secker & Warburg / Toronto: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1949. First Canadian editions [both publishers names present]. 8vo., 314pp. The first copy in the red dustwrapper is a beautiful fine unblemished example; the second copy in the blue dustwrapper is also fine, the dustwrapper near fine with a slight toning to the spine panel. Neat ownership signature of Cyril James, [Manchester Regiment], principal of McGill University from 1939 to 1962. Both dustwrappers are unclipped with the original $3.00 price on the front flap. The first Canadian edition is a bit of an oddity as it was issued by the Book Club & correctly has the black dot on the rear board. A lovely pair of this modern highspot. A Modern Movement, Connolly 100 title & a Burgess 99 selection - one of only three titles on both lists. An unusually nice pair.. First Edition.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. Very Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good with toning, wear and soiling to wraps. Bumped corners. Erased pencil notation to half title page, and browning to the copyright and adjacent page from a clipping formerly laid in. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

ORWELL, GEORGE.

New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1949). Orig. grey cloth, orig. blue dust-jacket. Some wear to extremities. A few tears to capitals. Not price-clipped. Pencil-notes on last free end-paper, otherwise internally very fine and clean. ¶ First American edition of Orwell's main work of great importance to modern day society, from the same year as the original. With this book new words and figures of speach of great significance and reference is introduced into modern language; words and phrases such as "Big Brother is watching you", "doublethink" etc. Written as a post war work, this novel has been very influential on the way we understand and relate to politics today, as well as greatly having affected modern litterature.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Good. Pale wraps printed in brown. Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Very Good- with wraps showing toning, soiling, wear, and a chip to top corner. Title handwriting in fading old ink to spine. Lean to spine. Pages toned, with several small stains. An uncommon format, which also states "First American Edition" on the copyright page.

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$550.00

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. First American Edition. Hardcover. Slight staining to tan boards. Wear to DJ extremities with fading to spine ; Stated first American edition of the classic, prescient, novel; 8vo; 314 pages .

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, GEORGE

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949. First American Edition; advance copy in publisher’s printed wrappers; top of spine a little chipped; minor browning and soiling; nearly very good.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Orwell, George [pseud of Eric Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Pale green cloth, lettered in red. Spine sunned a bit, sharp bump to top edge of lower board and last third of text-block; still, a good, sound copy, without dust jacket. First edition, first printing (one of 25,575 copies thus). FENWICK A.12.a. MODERN MOVEMENT 99.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Orwell, George [pseud of Eric Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Pale green cloth, lettered in red. Spine sunned and slightly cocked, a few small spots to cloth, ink ownership initials on front free endsheet, but a good, sound copy, without dust jacket. First edition, first printing (one of 25,575 copies thus). FENWICK A.12.a. MODERN MOVEMENT 99.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

ORWELL, GEORGE

NY: HARCOURT, BRACE & CO., 1949. RED VARIANT UNCLIPPED DJ, SLIGHT OFFSETTING TO FRONT END-PAPER, CLEAN, UNMARKED COPY!. STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG+/VG.

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$495.00

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949 A near fine first American edition in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with spine sun-darkened. First American edition stated on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$475.00

Nineteen Eighty-Four [ARC COPY]

George Orwell

Harcourt, Brace and Company. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Paper Softcover, 1949. Advance Review Copy. 314 pp. Advance Review Copy. Perfect trade paperback binding in original imprinted wrap. Cover shows light marginal toning and soiling. Spine partially eroded. Pages clean throughout. Binding is solid. This edition marks the true first appearance fo this iconic dystopic novel. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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$454.46

Nineteen Eighty-Four (A Novel)

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1949. Stated First American edition. 314 pp. with $3.00 price on inner flap. Blue DJ with comments by Bertrand Russell, V. S. Pritchett and Alfred Kazin on rear of DJ. DJ is in one pirce but has wearing on all corners and edges, two repaired tears and 1/4" of DJ is missing on bottom of spine. Volume looks much better than described, however.. Very Good/G+.

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$450.00

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Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript

Orwell, George; Peter Siegel, editor

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, NY & M&S Press, London, 1984. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine . "Written in 1948, '1984' was George OrwellÕs chilling prophecy about the future... OrwellÕs narrative is timelier than ever. '1984' presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions - a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time." [Pub. Info] "1984" was on the forbidden list in the Eastern Block. It became the source of new words: "Orwellian" and "Big Brother." Preface by Daniel C. Siegel. Larger format book. [Please check shipping cost for larger format books and multi-volume sets.] There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST US EDITION.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Clean in sound binding. First Printing. Fine in VG+ dust jacket with few tiny edge tears and chips. Horizontal closed 6" tear across middle of dj which is not obvious and archivally repaired on backside of dust jacket. Brodart cover on dj. Blue variant dj with orignal $3.00 price on dj flap. Light tan cloth. No BC deboss stamp on rear cover. 314 pages; 21 cm.. First American Edition. Hard Cover Cloth. Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

ORWELL, George

New York: Harcourt Brace, (1949). First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fair red dustwrapper and a Very Good blue dustwrapper. In both the red (presumed first) and blue dustwrappers. Both are price-clipped with minor tears and edgewear at the corners and spine tips; the spine of the red dustwrapper has a jagged tear at the rear and the bottom half of the rear panel is lacking.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Bumped and rubbed, spine particularly worn and sunned with tears to cloth and marks where tape has previously been, a 2 inch tear to head of spine and 2x2 inch sticker and some discolouring to front board, book cocked with remainder mark to bottom closed edges and Boots Library stamp to bottom of front board. Gutters cracked with tape marks, small ink inscrip. to f-fep, some scratches to p.237 else pp clean and clear.. 1st. Hard. Poor/No Jacket. 12mo.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt & Brace, 1949. Later printing of first American edition. 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth. Top edge a bit rubbed and soiled, else fine, in very good red (and preferred) dust jacket, spine slightly faded. Later printing of first American edition. 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. 312pgs, marbled endpapers. Burgundy 1/2 Leather. with maroon boards. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering on the spine. States "first published 1949" on the copyright page.. There is light toning to the upper edge of the pages, otherwise as new. A presentable leather edition of this classic Dystopian novel and the presence of Big Brother in modern society. . First English Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dj. Octavo.

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$400.00

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - 1984 Masterpieces of Science Fiction

Orwell, George

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$390.00

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - 1984 Easton Press

Orwell, George

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$375.00

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - 1984 Easton Press

George Orwell

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Publisher's notes laid-in. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR - 1984 Easton Press

George Orwell

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Original grayish/tan cloth with red and black lettering and decoration. Owner name on ffep and remnant of bookplate. Blue dust jacket unpriceclipped with only slight shelfwear and soiling on inside edges. A very nice copy of a 20th century classic.. First American Edition.. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

S. J. Reginald Saunders & Co., Toronto. Hardcover. 160704 Stated first Canadian edition [1st Edition]. In Good, mylar wrapped dust jacket (not price clipped). Subtle chips and small closed tears to edges of jacket. Beige cloth covered boards with red and black titles. Fore-edges are roughly trimmed. Pages are clean and tight. . Very Good. 1949. 1st Canadian ed.

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$295.00

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 1985-06. Hardcover. Good.

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$276.50