Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

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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The overall quality of the printing of this first edition is high. Some commonly found defects include missing plates, damage to the frontispiece or endpapers, and age-tanned pages. Blair died six months after publication of this, his last novel. Very rare signed copies have significant value, with some volumes priced near $10,000 USD. Because of this, numerous attempts have been made at forging the author's signature, and care should be taken to authenticate a signed copy. Unsigned first-edition first-printing British editions in mint condition can sometimes be priced in the $2,000 to $3,000 range (USD). The first US edition was printed by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1949, only five days after the U.K. Edition. The UK edition first printing ran 26,575 copies, the US edition approximately 20,000. The book was an instant best seller in both Great Britain and the United States. 

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by Orwell, George

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1949
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition, first printing with "First published 1949" on copyright page. Octavo. First edition rebound in modern red morocco with skull buttons and "Winston Smith" lettered in white to left breast with on-laid fake eye to chest with blind-stamped lines; title and name lettered in white on spine; front and rear free endpapers and… Read more about this item
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by George Orwell

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1949
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first American edition first printing hardcover in variant blue dust jacket (Harcourt Brace 1949); no prior owner marks; minimal age tone; tight bind; clean cloth cover vivid titling; little rub at corner tips and spine ends; dj has slight sunning to spine, little soil to front panel and edge wear (rubbing along folds and at corners and spine ends, small… Read more about this item
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by Orwell, George

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1949
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Advance Review Copy. Near Fine. Advance review copy of the first American edition. Bound in publisher's original wraps printed in brown. Near Fine with toning, light soiling and light creasing to wraps, small loss to top and bottom corners of the spine near the front joint, pages toned. A rare format… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A 1984 Novel  [First Canadian Edition]
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1949
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London - Toronto : Secker & Warburg - S. J. Saunders & Co. Ltd. , 1949. Stated at copyright page: "first Canadian edition." Tan full cloth boards, bold red cover and spine titles, light shelf wear, bump. Pages near fine, clean; no writing Bind fine; hinges intact. Original first edition dust wrapper, light shelf wear;… Read more about this item
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1949
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Stated first American edition at copyright page. True first edition without additional lines at copyright page. Tan full cloth boards, bold red cover and spine titles, light shelf wear. Pages near fine, clean. Antiquarian signature inside cover: "7/5/49, Jean H. Youngren, 2602 Hartzell St." Bind fine, square; hinges… Read more about this item
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1949
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American edition, early printing; unstated trade printing. 1949 copyright; no bce impression at back board. Tan full cloth boards, bold red cover and spine titles, slight shelf wear. Pages near fine, bright. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Preserved in facsimile of original first state dust wrapper… Read more about this item
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by George Orwell

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1950
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1950. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Fair. 7.5" by 5.5". None. An uncommon fourth impression of this important and thought-provoking work, with the original dust wrapper preserved. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), an English novelist, essayist and critic. His works were often social commentaries arguing against totalitarianism in support of… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A 1984 Novel  [Early U.K. Edition in Original Green Wrapper]
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First Edition
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1951
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7 John Street, Bloomsbury, London : Martin Secker & Warburg, Limited , 1951. Rare first edition, fifth impression or printing in original matching wrapper. Stated at copyright: "First published 1949... Reprinted 1951". Matches first printing in overall book and wrapper design, coloring, and size. Printed in France. Green full-cloth boards, crisp red impressed… Read more about this item
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Stated First US Edition/First Printing in a first state red jacket; A Very Good book in a Very Good dust jacket. An outstanding copy of this seminal work of 20th Century Literature, a landmark of political and dystopian fiction, and named one of the great novels of the century. This copy is in very good condition with a square, tight… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A 1984 Novel  [First American Edition]
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Stated at copyright page: "first American edition". Tan full cloth boards, bold red cover and spine titles, light shelf wear, clean. Pages near fine, clean; no writing Bind fine, slight cant; hinges intact. Original first edition dust wrapper, moderate shelf wear; unclipped 3.00, protected in new clear sleeve. … Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A 1984 Novel  [British First Edition]
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1950
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7 John Street, Bloomsbury, London : Martin Secker & Warburg, Limited , 1950. Rare first edition, second impression in fine matching facsimile wrapper. Stated at copyright: "First published 1949, Second impression, 1950". Pallid green full cloth boards, red impressed fairly sharp spine titles, moderate cover wear, discoloration. Pages near very good, clean; no writing. Red top-stain.… Read more about this item
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1949
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NY: Harcourt Brace. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Beige cloth titled in black and maroon. Stated first American edition. No book-club dot to rear cover. Slighly toned spine, trace soil to cloth. Points slightly frayed. 3.00 pencilled price to ffep. Slight cant, slight vertical indent to spine. Sound hinges. The red DJ… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

by George Orwell

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1949
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition. Fair/Facsimile. Ex-library copy. First American Edition, so stated on the copyright page. No book club dot on rear board. This book measures approximately 8" x 5.25" with 314 numbered pages. A brand new facsimile (reproduction) dust jacket is included for protection and display. This book is… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell

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Paperback / softback. New. Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Orwell, George

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

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1950
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1950. Cloth/no dust jacket Octavo. Hardcover. Good. green cloth, 312 pp, spine faded, slightly cocked, note in ink to front end paper, second printing Standard shipping (no tracking) / Priority (with tracking) / Custom quote for large or heavy orders.
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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

by Orwell, George

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1949
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, bound in full leather. In fine condition.
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by Orwell, George

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1949
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First British edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's pale green cloth with red lettering to spine. Near Fine with fading to cloth at spine and edges, pages lightly toned and slight evidence of several instances of erased pencil to text. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty Four  1984
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Nineteen Eighty Four 1984

by George Orwell

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1954
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UK: Secker and Warburg, 1954. First Edition 5th or later Printing. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good++. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st Uniform Edition 1954. 6th Imp overall. The publishers created this new wrapper design for the Uniform Edition. Very uncommon. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. The wrapper is very good and… Read more about this item
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition

Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition

by Orwell, George

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First edition-14th printing of this annotated edition
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Paperback
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Fine condition.Penguin Books,2013.First edition-14th printing of this annotated edition (14).Paperback(a couple of creases and small nicks on the edges of the cover) in fine condition.The book is new but with small creases on the edges of the pages.398pp including Notes,further reading,appendices. This is another paragraph Book Description: This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times,… Read more about this item
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