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BURMESE DAYS by  Eric Arthur:  George; pseudonym of BLAIR - First UK edition, first printing - from Lucius Books (SKU: 11174)


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by ORWELL, George; pseudonym of BLAIR, Eric Arthur:

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London: Victor Gollancz. 1935. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Original black cloth with green titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and square. The contents with a small ink name and date to the front free endpaper and some spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and darkened dustwrapper which is a little nicked and chipped to the extremities resulting in small loss to the head of the spine. Correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. Orwell's first novel, although his second to be published in the UK. Burmese Days was published in America by Harper and Brothers in October 1934 and not until June 1935, after numerous revisions to the "potentially libellous novel", did Victor Gollancz print 2500 copies of the UK first edition (several months after the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter). The Gollancz first printing is a notable rarity in the original dustwrapper. (Fenwick A.2c.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.


Burmese Days is a novel by British writer George Orwell. It was first published in the USA in 1934. It is a tale about the waning days of British imperialism after World War I.


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ORWELL, George; pseudonym of BLAIR, Eric Arthur:
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First UK edition, first printing
London: Victor Gollancz. 1935

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