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    First Edition of Orwell's Dystopian Classic

    George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages. Publisher's original light green cloth lettered in red on the spine. Dust jacket. Jacket designed by Michael Kennard. Boards sunned along the edges and spine; textblock with a slight lean; pages edges lightly toned; contemporary owner's name on the title page; jacket with modest shelf wear, else a very good copy. There is a noticeable amount of restoration to the jacket at the spine ends, flap fold ends, and along the edges.

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    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).



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