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Orwell, George
THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1937
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
226
Orwell, George
THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1937
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Orwell, George
THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1937
8vo (217 x 135mm.), first public edition, original blue cloth lettered on spine in yellow, DUST-JACKET, preserved in quarter green morocco folding box, jacket with a few nicks at top of spine, OTHERWISE FINE
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Literature

Fenwick A.5b

Catalogue Note

A RARE COPY IN JACKET OF ORWELL'S FAMOUS ACCOUNT OF NORTHERN WORKING CLASS LIFE AND COALMINING. The publisher was initially unhappy with the second half of the book, where Orwell announced both his adherence to socialism and his dislike of socialist intellectuals and their admiration for Soviet power. This first regular edition, published on 8 March 1937, was preceded by the Left Book Club edition issued by Gollancz a few weeks before, issued in limp orange cloth.

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