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Burgess, Anthony
UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. LONDON: HEINEMANN, 1962
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Burgess, Anthony
UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. LONDON: HEINEMANN, 1962
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Burgess, Anthony
UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. LONDON: HEINEMANN, 1962
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.
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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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