Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
From the Library of Christian Heuer
Nineteen Eighty-Four. Secker and Warburg, 1949
8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, original green cloth lettered in red, top edge red, green dust-jacket by Michael Kennard, some browning, dust-jacket flaps and endpapers with adhesive residue and staining as a result, dust-jacket with some chipping at extremities
"I do not believe that the kind of society I described necessarily will arrive, but I believe (allowing of course for the fact that the book is a satire) that something resembling it could arrive" (Orwell, 1949)
FIRST EDITION OF ARGUABLY THE GREATEST DYSTOPIAN NOVEL OF MODERN TIMES.
"Nineteen Eight-Four depicts, with very great power, the horrors of a well-established totalitarian regime of whatever type. It is important that the western world should be aware of these dangers..." (Bertrand Russell, front flap of dust-jacket)
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