London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Orwell's towering work of dystopian fiction, the vocabulary of which has become a part of the fabric of our culture. Basis for two notable film adaptations: Michael Anderson's 1956 film starring Edmund O'Brien, and the Michael Radford's later picture starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. Fenwick A12a; Connolly 100. Item #4517
First Impression. Octavo (19cm); jade green cloth, with titles stamped in dark red on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; ,6-312pp. Spine and upper board edges gently sunned, topstain faded to an even pink, with some offsetting to pp.6-7, else clean throughout and free of foxing; Near Fine. In the green variant dustjacket, unclipped (priced 10s.net), with light wear to joints and extremities, shallow loss to spine ends and upper corners (none affecting lettering), with a few closed tears; an unrestored, Very Good+ example.