Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 669

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Apr 6, 2016 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search