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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 - 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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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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George [Pseud. Eric Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg 1949, 1st edition. (hardcover) [1-5], 6-312pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. 8vo. In original green calico-textured cloth boards, lettering in red to spine. Top edge coloured maroon. Spine of cloth slightly sunned in same place as jacket. Light spots of discoloration to corners. Else a very attractive copy without notable blemish or repair. Internally fine; bright and clean. In first state maroon dust jacket, not price clipped (showing 10s net on front flap). Dust jacket spine faded to grey-rose, as is notoriously common; light sunning to front of jacket on slight angle at meeting of spine and front panel. Dust jacket with edgewear, light chipping at head and heal of spine; small closed tear at head of front panel. Attractive in mylar. When Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published on June 08, 1949, it was issued in two different coloured dust jackets: green and maroon. Formally, there is no priority established between the two variants; the jackets differ only in their base colour and are identical in design and issue. However, the maroon jacket is decidedly scarcer in the market, and it appears it always has been. By some estimates, the jacket variants were initially issued in proportions of two green to one maroon. As such, copies in maroon jackets have become highly sought and are exceedingly collectible. The maroon jacket's notorious fragility and susceptibility to fading has only served to stoke the fires of collector passions for presentable copies, unclipped with minimal notable blemishes. [Fenwick A.12a] [Rodden, 2001]. Nineteen Eighty-Four was adapted into the acclaimed British film by the same name, aptly released in 1984. The central character of the story, Winston Smith, was played by the renowned British actor Sir John Hurt. The film received several domestic and international nominations, including earning awards for Best British Film of the Year and the Gold Tulip Award at the Istanbul International Film Festival (1985). Hurt himself received several awards for his now infamous role, including the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor, Fantasporto Best Actor, and Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Such acclaim would come to define the body of Hurt's work, as he would become one of the most iconic British actors of the twentieth century in a career which spanned six decades. This copy SIGNED by Sir John Hurt on the title page, twice signed with his name ("John Hurt") and his character ("Winston Smith"). Housed in custom clamshell case (from TBCL); crafted in fine black cloth with maroon and olive cloth inserts on front, gilt-stamped black Nuba title-piece with same bi-color inset on spine panel, finished in smooth black velour on the interior. A truly remarkable copy of one of the most important works ever penned. Photographs available upon request..

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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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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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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell. A nice 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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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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Very Good, with foxing to cloth and fading at spine. Previous owner name inked to front free end paper. In a Very Good dust jacket, with publisher's price intact, faded at the spine, edge worn, lightly soiled and a bit musty. A lovely copy of Orwell's dystopian classic.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

ORWELL, George.

1949. Secker & Warburg. 1949. Crown 8vo. Original pale green cloth eith dust wrapper. Slightly cocked, wrapper with a little chipping, creasing and closed tears to head and tail of spine, staining from removed tape on inside of wrapper, long repaired closed tear on lower panel, neat contemporary ink inscription, otherwise a very good copy with the dustwrapper spine unfaded First edition in the green issue dust wrapper.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

London: Secker & Warburg. London, Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. In the red variant. Orwell's masterpiece needs no introduction, suffice to say it's a fundamental work of dystopian science-fiction. The present copy has a faded spine, a handful of neat, short tears, some apparent bleeding of the ink to the white lettering on the upper jacket. The corners are worn. The book itself is in decent shape with some fading to the spine and edges, a little offsetting to the endpapers. A respectable copy of a book very scarce in fine condition. [6972, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1949.

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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. A Novel.

ORWELL, George.

London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, blue and green patterned endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

ORWELL, George.

Secker & Warburg, London., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages. One of the defining novels of the twentieth century. The concept of the endless war against a shadowy enemy as a tool of mass control is just one of the many premonitions whose fulfilment we have failed to prevent. The U.K. now has the highest number of CCTV cameras per capita in the world. 1949 ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Spine and edges a little faded. Small bruise to head of spine. Very good in good only, rubbed, chipped and nicked dustwrapper with an extensive closed tear across the rear panel and with tape marks on the reverse. The dustwrapper spine is unfaded.

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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

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Later printing. 314 pp. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Minor stain to bottom page end. Bookplate and signature of former Supreme Court Justice, Warren E. Burger. Clean, unmarked pages. <br> Warren Earl Burger was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1986. In 1969, President Richard Nixon nominated Burger to succeed Chief Justice Earl Warren. Initially he was not a strong intellectual force on the court, but sought to improve the administration of the federal judiciary. In 1974, Burger wrote for a unanimous court in United States v. Nixon, which rejected Nixon's invocation of executive privilege in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The ruling played a major role in Nixon's resignation. Burger joined the majority in Roe v. Wade in holding that the right to privacy prohibited states from banning abortions. He later abandoned Roe v. Wade in Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His majority opinion in INS v. Chadha struck down the legislative veto.The Burger Court delivered numerous conservative decisions, it also delivered some liberal decisions regarding abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation.

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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

George Orwell

Secker & Warburg, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

ORWELL, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.. First edition. 8vo. 312 pp. Publisher's pale green cloth, red lettered to the spine, top edge red, red dust jacket, not price clipped. The jacket worn at the edges with loss to the spine ends, the more so to the head, spreading across the head of the lower panel, the spine faded along with the cloth underneath, else very good.

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Nineteen Eighty Four

Orwell, George

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 071418

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Nineteen Eighty Four

Orwell, George

1st World Library - Literary Society. Used - Good. Former Library book.writting on cover A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training pr0882663224 ogram for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

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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

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

London: Secker & Warburg 1949. 8vo. 312 pp. Recently bound in a lovey full green morocco with raised bands to spine and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Internally clean. No ownership marks. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 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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Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: Text, Sources, Criticism (Harbrace Sourcebooks)

Orwell, George

Harcourt. PAPERBACK. 0155658115 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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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

ORWELL, George

Toronto: S. J. Reginald Saunders & Co, 1949. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Four corners clipped but price of $3.00 is present on the jacket flap. A lovely copy of the blue variant dust jacket. Owner name on front free end paper. 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

Penguin Books Ltd, 1990-06-28. Paperback. Used:Good.

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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 (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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

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

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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 [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

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Cloth. Near fine/good. Small octavo, 314 pp., near fine tan cloth bindings. Leaves are clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket exhibits minor shelf wear and has a 4 cm ink scribble on front, otherwise very good (+) Stated "First American Edition" on the copyright page. Original DJ retains price of $3.00 on front flap.

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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

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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Nineteen Eighty Four

George Orwell

This First Edition is highly collectible and in an extremely good condition. There are no markings or creased pages, which is unusual. The book is just as it appeared on bookshelves in 1949 - almost 7 decades ago. Naturally it has normal bumping as shown in the photos on top and bottom spine. There is slight fraying at the corners. But really only pronounced defect is a 1" very light (coffee?) stain on the cover. It's shown in the photos. There is no book cover. However, there is a partial Book-Of-The-Month Selection flap included which is also shown in the photos. This is a collectible and highly desirable first edition, written at a time when people thought Orwell's vision could never happen. Time has proved Orwell's distopian future to be right on the money! Buy it now to make sure this important book is in your collection!

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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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Nineteen Eighty-four

George Orwell

first American edition first printing hardcover in variant blue dust jacket (Harcourt Brace 1949); no prior owner marks; minimal age tone; tight bind; clean cloth cover vivid titling; little rub at corner tips and spine ends; dj has slight sunning to spine, little soil to front panel and edge wear (rubbing along folds and at corners and spine ends, small nicks at corners and spine ends, shallow chipping at spine head); flap price present dsk

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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 (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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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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EVOLOS Ungeheuer: Die Stunde des Todesboten

Ellmer, Arndt (Kehl, Wolfgang)

29/04/1986. Edition: 1. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 760 DAS GROSSE SF-ABENTEUER

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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 [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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First British edition, first printing. Publisher's pale green cloth with titles stamped in maroon on spine. Good. Must odor to book. Sunning to cloth, rubbing to lettering on spine. Light stain and large area of cloth lifted from the board on the rear cover; areas of lifting to both paste downs as well. Else a presentable copy, lacking the dust wrapper.

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Nineteen Eighty Four

ORWELL, George

Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. A very good copy in the original pale green cloth, ink name fep, spine faded, contents clean and tight and seemingly unread.

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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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