Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript [Limited Edition]. RADICAL, PROLETARIAN LITERATURE, George ORWELL, Peter DAVISON, novel.

Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript [Limited Edition]

London: Secker and Warburg, 1984. First Edition. Handsome deluxe edition of Orwell's towering dystopian novel, reproducing to scale the only extant manuscript for any of Orwell's works. The manuscript originated with Orwell's widow, who offered it to a charity auction, and ultimately ended up in the vault in the rare book room of Scribner's Bookstore in New York, where it was acquired by bookseller and publisher Dan Siegal, who offers a lengthy preface to this edition. With an introduction and notes by professor and Orwell scholar Peter Davison, who transcribed the manuscript. FENWICK A.12.M8; LEWIS, p.139; BOOKER, pp.208-213. Limited Issue, one of 275 numbered copies specially bound, this being copy no.177. Small folio (35.75cm); navy blue Niger goat and marbled paper boards by Gray Parrot; publisher's beige cloth slipcase; xxvi,381,[11]pp. Fine in a Fine slipcase, with the publisher's prospectus laid in; together with the publisher's original numbered cardboard box.

Price: $500.00

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