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George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four ~ GEORGE ORWELL ~ First British Edition 1949 1984 1st Print
London: Secker & Warburg. George Orwell (1949) 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', UK first edition, first printing, published by Secker & Warburg. In the scarcer original red variant dust jacket (about one in three jackets is the red variant; about two in three are the green variant). Few have survived the passage of time with the original wrapper. Condition: a very good to near fine book in a good plus dust jacket. The cloth boards have mostly retained their original green colour and the spine is colour faded as usual. Internally absolutely clean without any previous owner's names, no bookplates, no stamps. The red top stain is present, fading closer towards the spine. Light shelf wear. The razor-thin dust jacket is - as usual - faded on the spine, but has retained some of the red pigments fading towards a brownish colur rather than being completely white as often seen. It is NOT price clipped showing the correct first issue 10S net price as called for. Clean dust jacket with a chip to the top spine and two smaller chips at the bottom spine as shown. The reverse is clean without spotting and with NO tape repairs. As a reference, '1984' copies in the red dust jacket in fine-ish condition without/ minimal fade to the spine fetch about ten grand - at auction. 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', along 'Animal Farm' is Orwell's masterpiece which has permeated the English language with terms like 'Big Brother'. Orwell and '1984' do not require any introduction. One of the landmark dystopian novels of the 20th century which has never been out of print and now more popular that ever given the current gl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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