London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. 91pp. Slim duodecimo [19 cm] Green boards. "First Published May 1945" on copyright page. With a couple of minor chips to the free endsheets along the bottom edge, and a bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown. In a handsome dust jacket, with subtle restoration work to the edges. "An Early List for 1945" is printed on the rear panel, and the "Searchlight Books" theme is printed in blue on the reverse. The price of 6s is on the front flap. Reginald 11040. Bleiler Checklist, p. 152. Negley 114. Tuck, p. 49. Currey, "Into the Unknown" (Catalogue 77), #4295. Very good / very good. Item #56735
A first edition of Orwell's dystopian fable centered on Russia's Bolshevik Revolution.