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    George Orwell Animal Farm A Fairy Story First UK Edition. (London: Secker & Warburg, 1945), first edition, 92 pages, green cloth with white lettering on the spine, 12mo (5" x 7.5"), dust jacket. This is the true first edition of Orwell's classic satire, released nine days before the American first edition. It was scheduled for publication in "May 1945," according to the copyright page, but was not actually published until August because of a paper shortage during World War II. This copy is good, showing some wear to the edges and corners, very slight foxing on the endpapers, and is shelf-cocked at the head of the spine. Endpapers strengthened with archival tape. The cover is generally good, with some edge wear and chipping on the spine. Only 4,500 copies of this scarce first edition were published.

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