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    A Beautiful Copy of a Fragile Wartime Book

    George Orwell. Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First edition. Octavo. [1-4: blank], [5: half title], [6: blank], [7:title page], [8: copyright page], 9-[92], [93-96: blank] pages [note: first two and last two leaves used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers]. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in white, in original dust jacket printed in green and gray on paper stock with discarded "Searchlight Books" design in red on verso. Housed in custom clamshell case. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, rubbing along spine folds, two tiny closed tears at bottom edge of front panel, and light dust soiling to rear panel.

    "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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    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
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