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    George Orwell, "1984" - First Edition (Secker & Warburg, 1949) A rare first British edition of his renown book, professionally rebound in handsome green leather. It is the classic dystopian novel of modern times, prophetic in its analyses of the experience of modern man in an era of great nation states. Starring the everyman Winston Smith, and introducing the ubiquitous Big Brother and concepts such as "newspeak" to the world, this groundbreaking novel provided the basis for two outstanding films, a British venture in 1956 starring Edmund O'Brien as Winston Smith and 1984 version starring John Hurt as Winston. The pages are fresh and supple, without any foxing, and the high-quality leather binding is tastefully embossed with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. This is very nice example of an influential and remarkably prophetic book.

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    April, 2005
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