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Nineteen Eighty-Four. by  George ORWELL - First Edition - 1949 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 140260)

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.: A Novel.

by ORWELL, George

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About This Item

London: Secker & Warburg,, 1949. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the green dust jacket. A very good copy, some slight fading to cloth along board edges and ends, minor spotting to page edges, the jacket with a chip to the head and another to lower edge of rear panel, nicks to the fore-corners, otherwise generally a little rubbed and marked, residue from tape repair inside front panel. First edition, first impression. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red, but there is no priority between them.

Synopsis

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth century. Originally published on June 8, 1949 by Secker and Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character, Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's real name was Eric Blair. -

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
140260
Title
Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Author
ORWELL, George
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Secker & Warburg,
Date published
1949

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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octavo
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