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George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four A Novel By George Orwell [First Edition – Unusual and Unique Leather Binding]
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949, First Edition. First printing with the words "First Published 1949" printed on the copyright page. Bound in full red leather with brick effect, blind stamped with 1984, a cut out with the eyes of George Orwell looking out of the front board and his mouth at the rear. Front and rear paste downs are collages of the eyes of George Orwell. A five pound note or part of the note has been bound in behind the front paste down, a folding flap reveals the Queen’s eyes. 312pp. Approximately 7 ½ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – blind tooled date in roman numerals. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition. Boards – good condition – thick red leather boards with blind tooled brick wall effect, one brick has George Orwell’s eyes looking through on the front and his mouth on the rear, 1984 has also been blind stamped on the rear. Page edges – good condition – to edge pink, fore and bottom edges lightly tanned. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – intact. Paste downs – good condition – printed patterned paper with sets of George Orwell’s eyes, there is a flap on the front paste down, which when lifted reveals the Queen’s eyes from a five pound note that has been bound into the cover. End papers – good condition – patterned with Orwell’s sets of eyes. Title – good condition – lightly tanned. Pages – good condition – lightly tanned throughout. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1949 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Louis88Books [Andover, United Kingdom]
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