ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell 1945 TRUE 1ST PRINTING DJ
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-19)
Price : US $1,025.
True 1st Printing 1st Issue DJ
This is a 1st Edition hardback of 'Animal Farm, A Fairy Story' by George Orwell with the 1st issue dust wrapper. Price '6s Net' is intact on the bottom edge of the front flap. First Edition, published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, London, May 1945. (The First Edition printing comprised of about 4500 copies, publication of which was delayed for 3 months until August 1945. These sold out within approx 2 weeks, and a second impression was published within the same month.)
Dust jacket is in about VG, some scuffing to the front panel, light soiling on reverse. Creases and small closed tear on the back panel, chip to top and bottom, strong, clean flaps. The green cloth boards are in very good condition, with small bumps to corners and a touch of fading to the spine. The white spine lettering is legible for the book title and author name, but not for the publisher name.
The binding is firm and tight (although slightly cocked), small repair to the front hinge.
Internally, the pages are clean and complete with no markings or inscriptions. There is a light crease down the centre of the front free endpaper, which may have been present from the time of manufacture.
Sharp example of a fragile and scarce book, and one of the cornerstones of 20th Century literature. It is being sold with a low starting price and no reserve.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-08-19)
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