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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 previously supplied green dust jacket. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco solander box. Spine toned and minimally rolled, cloth a little soiled, foxing to edges and very faintly to endpapers; a very good, bright copy; rubbed jacket with a few small chips and couple of creases to extremities. First edition, first impression. An intriguing association copy from the library of Orwell's close friends Eleanor and Dennis Collings, with their ownership inscription to the front pastedown, "Eleanor & Dennis Collings, Southwold". Orwell met Dennis Collings (1905-2002) in 1921 when the Blair family moved to Southwold; at which point Collings's father become the Blair's family doctor. The two men, with only two years between them in age, soon became close, and "from time to time Eric would show Dennis some of the things he'd written" (Wadhams, p. 38). Collings went on to study anthropology at Cambridge, before joining the Colonial Service, who appointed him assistant curator at the Raffles Museum in Singapore in 1934. In the same year he married his longterm girlfriend, and daughter of the Blair's Canadian neighbours in Southwold, Eleanor Jacques (1906-1962), with whom Orwell shared a passionate love affair in 1932. Their tryst is often credited as a source of inspiration for certain scenes featuring the character of Julia in this novel. In a love scene between Winston and Julia set in her wooded hideout, Orwell writes that Julia's body "gleamed white in the sun" (p. 126). This description mirrors a letter Orwell wrote to Eleanor in September 1932 recalling a visit they took to wood near Blythburgh Lodge, "I cannot remember when I have enjoyed any expeditions so much as I did those with you... I shall always remember that [day], & your nice white body in the dark green moss". Loosely inserted in this copy is a fitting a Greek Tourist Agency advert reading "Get Away From George Orwell", dated c. 1984. Close association copies such as this are uncommon.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg, London, 1949 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1949" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy with the ORIGINAL RED dustjacket that has minor wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's 10s. net printed price present. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear and discoloration to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Orwell First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $12,500.00


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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

Secker, 1949 First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy of this TRUE First Edition. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/As New.

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Price: $11,000.00


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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 (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; dust jacket with tanning to spine and professional restoration along edge, else fine.

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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)

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg, London, 1949 First Edition, First printing. A stunning price clipped dustjacket that has benefitted from professional restoration. The end result is a spectacular dustjacket that looks about new with NO chips, tears or pieces missing. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!!. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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Price: $7,500.00


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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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

Secker & Warburg, London, 1949 First Edition, First Impression with "First Published, 1949" printed on the copyright page. An attractive sophisticated dustjacket that has light wear to the panels and some discoloration to the spine. The book is in nice condition with some wear to the boards with light discoloration to the pages. The binding is tight, and there is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

First Edition, First printing. This ORIGINAL red preferred dustjacket has the 10s net price present on the front flap with some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.

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Price: $7,000.00


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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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Price: $6,800.00


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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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Price: $6,500.00


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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

Secker and Warburg, London, 1949 First Edition, First Printing. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "First Published 1949" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the publisher's printed price of 10s. net present on the front flap with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition. 312 pp. 8vo. Original light green cloth lettered in red, green dust jacket. Slight lean, minor fading at margins, some spotting to spine; unfaded jacket with some chipping at spine ends, tear to lower edge of back panel and some additional edgewear, ink annotation to front flap; still a respectable copy in an unrestored jacket. First edition. 312 pp. 8vo. First edition. Provenance: Ownership signature dated 1949 inside front cover

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Price: $4,500.00


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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

ORWELL, George.

1949. Secker & Warburg. 1949. Crown 8vo. Original pale green cloth with 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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Price: £ 2,750.00
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1949" printed on the copyright page. An attractive price clipped dustjacket that has some fading to the spine and light wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL green cloth with some discoloration to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the red original dustjacket.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] - in the green wrapper

Orwell, George

London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. A very good+ book (no inscriptions) with top stain still intact and a patch of sunning to the bottom of the spine. In the very good unclipped green wrapper [supplied] with some light rubbing to the edges. The spine still has some internal strengthening to the hinges. A repair to the bottom of the spine. A little loss to the corners. A nice copy.

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Price: £ 1,750.00
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Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1984)

ORWELL, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949 8vo. 314p., cloth lettered in red and black; red dust jacket, with extremities slightly rubbed, fine/near fine. With "First American edition" on the copyright page. A handsome copy of Orwell's masterpiece.

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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.

Secker & Warburg, London., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages.Bookplate on front pastedown. Edges spotted. Endpapers slightly spotted. Covers faded at spine and edges. Very good in the supposedly more desirable red dustwrapper which is rubbed, chipped and torn, defective at head and tail of spine and of course faded at the spine.

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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. A Novel.

ORWELL, George.

London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo (178 x 120 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, raised bands ruled in gilt, single rule frame in gilt to covers, turn-ins and board edges ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Boards very slightly bowed, inner hinge at pp. 310-11 cracked but firm; else a near-fine copy. First edition, first impression, in an attractive binding.

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nineteen eighty-four

George Orwell

Secker & Warburg, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. First edition, first printing. Covers shelfworn and badly faded along edges. Name written on front endpaper. Unclipped dust jacket worn and chipped, with a few missing pieces at the corners. Faded spine.

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Nineteen Eighty Four [Chief Justice Warren Burger's Copy]

Orwell, George

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. [Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger's Copy, signed by him and with his embossed book plate]. Later printing. 314 pp. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Minor stain to bottom page end. 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. 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

First Edition, First Impression with "First Published, 1949" printed on the copyright page. The book is in nice condition with minor wear to the boards and some discoloration to the pages. The binding is tight, and there is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original.

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Price: $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.

Secker & Warburg, London., 1949. Fourth printing, reset and with notice of Orwell's death on the dustwrapper. Octavo. 318 pages.Some spotting to endpapers. Cloth also spotted. Spine a bit faded. Very good in very good dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at the edges. The rear panel of the dustwrapper quotes from various tributes to Orwell after his death.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR.

ORWELL. GEORGE

Secker and Warburg. London. 1949. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). A fine, bright copy in recent leather binding of full dark green morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. An attractive copy of this classic work.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1984 )

Orwell, George

Signet Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. B00BTN22IU Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1949. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 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 Company, [1949]. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A fine copy in a bright unfaded dust jacket with some minor restoration at edges. Particularly nice copy of the blue jacket variant, no priority. Connolly 100.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel

ORWELL, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.. First edition, 8vo, 312 pp. Marbled endpapers. Recent green full morocco, a.e.g., an excellent copy.

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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

NY: Harcourt Brace. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Beige cloth titled in black and maroon. Stated first American edition. Slightest push to spine ends, one corner tip gently softened. Pages faintly toned. Unmarked, sound binding. The teal DJ in mylar is chipped at spine head and top edge, slightly chipped at foot. Tiny tear to bottom edge front panel, another short tear to top front panel near gutter. DJ spine is toned. Flap price $3.00. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First American edition. Fine in very good or better blue dustwrapper with a tiny tear and nick on the front panel and slight toning on the spine. A nice copy.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Clean in sound binding in publisher's taupe cloth with red brown and black titles on front cover and spine. First Printing. Fine in VG+ dust jacket with few tiny edge tears and chips. Horizontal closed 6" tear across middle of dust jacket 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. 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.

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. 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 [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

Toronto: S. J. Reginald Saunders. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first Canadian edition hardcover. Near fine condition, minor shelfwear, hinge slightly relaxed. The DJ in mylar has toned spine, rubbing at points and small scrape to rear panel. Flap price $3.00. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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

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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Price: $470.00


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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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

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

London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition First printing. Green cloth covers with red lettering to spine. Spine strip and board edges have faded. No jacket. Binding square and tight. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. Endpapers lightly foxed and occasional spotting to page edges but text block is very clean. 312 pages. 'Big Brother is watching you'. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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