First Edition, First Printing, in the Scarce Original Dust JacketGeorge Orwell. Animal Farm, A Fairy Story. London: Secker & Warburg, 1945.
First edition, first issue, with "May, 1945" on copyright page. Small octavo. 91 pages.
Original green cloth with white lettering. Very minor wear to spine ends, edges and extremities. Spine ends slightly worn and lightly faded. Hinges starting. Small pucker to cloth at fore-edge of front board. Pages very lightly toned, as expected with paper from this period. Neat book store ticket to rear pastedown. In the original first issue dust jacket with a price of 6s.; toning to spine and fore-edges, and with some rubbing, particularly to spine. Dust jacket has minor restoration to edges. As the War was restricting the use of paper in 1945, the jacket indicates the publisher's rationing compliance with a recycled and unrelated "Searchlight Books" design on the reverse. Housed in a custom full green cloth slipcase. Near fine.
Orwell's classic allegorical novella, with a first edition print run of only 4,500 copies. A very nice copy of a fragile wartime publication.
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