Lot 191
  • 191

Burgess, Anthony

Estimate
1,500 - 2,500 USD
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6,875 USD
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Description

  • Uncorrected Proof Copy of A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962
  • paper, ink
8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.; 195 x 130 mm). Original green pictorial wrappers printed in black; minor staining to interior of front wrapper, ink annotation at upper front wrapper corner, not affecting image.  In custom green morocco slipcase, spine gilt-ruled and lettered, green cloth covered board chemise.

Provenance

Freeman's, 17 February 2017, lot 102  

Catalogue Note

UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY of Burgess' dystopian view of a near-future Britain beset by urban violence, technological excess, and authoritarianism. The ending was altered for the American edition published in 1963, with the last chapter (present here) being left out; it was not until 1986 that the novel was re-issued with the original ending restored. 
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