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    "All Animals Are Equal,
    But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others"

    George Orwell. Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in white, dust jacket with front flap priced "6s" and "An Early List for 1945" in green on rear panel, "Searchlight Books" design on jacket verso. Housed in a quarter morocco book-style clamshell box, five raised bands with gilt stamped title and devices in compartments, on-laid leather illustration of the pig, edge of black design lifting at mouth. Boards lightly bowed, small corner bumps, some white rubbed off of "Warburg" on spine. Hinges starting. Ex-libris bookplate of Donald G. Drapkin with interlocking "DGD" on front pastedown. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Small bookseller's numbers on rear free endpaper. Pages with occasional light foxing. Dust jacket with edge and fold wear, small tears and chips, sun toned and soiled. A very good copy. From the collection of Donald Carter.

    Animal Farm 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.


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