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    George Orwell. Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. London: 1945. First edition.

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    George Orwell. Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First edition. Octavo, pp.[1-8] 9-91 [92] [93-96: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers]. Rebound in modern three-quarter crushed green morocco. Top edge gilt. Two faint scratches to rear cover, else a fine copy in a handsome fine binding.

    "Animal Farm, which owes something to Swift and Defoe, is his masterpiece, the best fable in the language with Boxer the cart-horse, the pigs and the donkey becoming household words." - Connolly, The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books... 93. 4500 copies printed. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-276. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 156. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 228-229. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 45-7.



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