Title GEORGE ORWELL: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. First edition!
Edition First published May 1945
Publisher London Secker and Warburg 1949
Seller ID 1046
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" —A great opening line to the most famous book by this noted dystopian chronicler. Universally acclaimed as one of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century, 1984 —with the overseeing technology and political "Rightness"—seems even more relevant today than when first written. A notable copy in its own right, this is from the library of the last Duc de Richelieu—1875-1952, which is stamped on the half-title and de Richelieu himself had SIGNED the book on the flyleaf with the date, 1949—the date of publication.A Good + to near V.g.- copy; slightly tweaked, with some fading and a few light stains to the cloth; the d.j., is good -" with some short tears, fading at the spine and some chipping. #2JS