DescriptionAldous Huxley. Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
First edition. Octavo. 306 pages.
Publisher's light blue cloth with gilt titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue half leather clamshell box with gilt spine titles and five raised bands. Minimal wear to the bottom edge. Minor bumping to the spine ends. Binding slightly over-opened at page 176. Previous owner's small bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Dust jacket shows minor edge wear, two small abrasions along the flap folds, and slight discoloration of the spine, most noticeable on the verso. Also, moderate restoration and some strengthening has been performed to the dust jacket at the spine ends and adjacent edges, and along the flap folds. Overall, a near fine copy of Huxley's masterpiece.
"One of the few science fiction novels of the 1930s that was considered a major work by the critics, this is a bitterly dystopian novel of 632 A.F. (After Ford). Funnier than the totally grim 1984, it stresses cloning, test tube babies, and genetic, hypnopedic, and drug control of the population, by a benevolent ruling class...Deeply thought-provoking and exceptionally well written, this is a seminal novel for modern SF." (Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 104).
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