230
230
Orwell, George
INSIDE THE WHALE AND OTHER ESSAYS. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1940
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
230
Orwell, George
INSIDE THE WHALE AND OTHER ESSAYS. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1940
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Orwell, George
INSIDE THE WHALE AND OTHER ESSAYS. LONDON: VICTOR GOLLANCZ, 1940
8vo (217 x135mm.), first edition, one of 1,000 copies, original black cloth, dust-jacket, a hint of spotting to endpapers and jacket, OTHERWISE FINE
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Provenance

Alan Fortunoff Collection, sale  Bloomsbury Auctions, 4 June 2004, lot 441

Literature

Fenwick A.8a ("several copies destroyed in an air raid")

Catalogue Note

A RARE COPY IN JACKET. Orwell explained his thinking behind the book in a letter to his publisher in January 1940: "What worries me at present is the uncertainty as to whether the ordinary people in countries like England grasp the difference between democracy and despotism well enough to want to defend their liberties. One can't tell until they see themselves menaced in some quite unmistakeable manner. The intellectuals who are at present pointing out that democracy and fascism are the same thing etc depress me horribly..." (quoted by Fenwick, p.89)

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