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Orwell, George
Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript.
M & S Press, Weston, Massachusetts, 1984. Limited edition of the manuscript in facsimile of Orwell's masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Large folio, one of 275 copies bound in one quarter navy Niger goat over marbled boards by Gray Parrot with gilt titles to the spine, this is number 105. Edited by Peter Davison. Preface by Daniel G. Siegel. In fine condition. Housed in the custom buckram slipcase, which is 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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