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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON by  George (pseud. of Eric Blair) Orwell - First American Edition - 1933 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 1498)

DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

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DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

by Orwell, George (pseud. of Eric Blair)

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1933. First American Edition. Young Eric Blair's first book, a work he was sufficiently ashamed of that he asked Victor Gollancz to issue it under a pseudonym. The American edition was published about 6 months following the British, issued in a tiny print run of 1,750 copies, of which 383 were remaindered. The book sold poorly in the U.S., perhaps owing to the fact American audiences in the midst of the Depression did not want a reminder of life on the down-and-out. Rare in the dustjacket, seldom appearing in presentable condition in the trade and offered less than a handful of times in 30 years according to the auction record, those being restored with tape residue on verso. An important debut. Fenwick A.1d. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); light purple cloth, with plum-colored stripes and titles stamped in black on spine; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket; 292pp. Hint of a forward lean, with faint foxing to text edges; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, sunned at spine and extremities, with edgewear, short tears, and chips to crown and corners; 3 inch tear along front flap fold, discreetly and archivally mended in two spots on verso; Very Good.

Synopsis

Down and Out in Paris and London, published in 1933, is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell. It is a story in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the breadline in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens.

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1498
Title
DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
Author
Orwell, George (pseud. of Eric Blair)
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1933
Keywords
NOAMZ

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Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines, manuscript and archival material.

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