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    George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four. London: Secker and Warburg, 1949.
    First edition. Twelvemo. 312 pages.

    Green-cloth-backed. Red lettering and decorations on spine. Minor wear on the binding. Overall fine condition. The dust jacket is very good with minor creases, small tears on the edges, and minor paper loss at the head and foot of the spine.

    British author George Orwell (1903-1950) was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India. He is best known for two anti-totalitarian novels, Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen-Eighty-Four (1949), which was published shortly before his untimely death from tuberculosis at age 46. Orwell originally titled his novel "Nineteen Eighty," but his illness prolonged the writing so much that it was changed to "Nineteen Eighty-Two," then finally to the famous title we know today. This first edition includes the green dust jacket (it was also published with a red variant). From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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