London: Secker & Warburg, 1941. First Edition. The first title in the Searchlight series, edited by Orwell and T.R. Fyvel, composed to "war-time standards, and concentrating on war-time problems and possible solutions" (Fenwick). The type would be destroyed in an air raid over Plymouth, the American and Canadian states bound from copies of the English edition. EGBERT II, p. 19; FENWICK A.9a. Small octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's grey mottled cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket printed in black and green; 126pp. Tight, straight copy, Very Good or better, in likely later-issue jacket listing 5 titles in the series already published and six more as "in preparation." Shallow chips to jacket spine ends and general edgewear to jacket extremities; lighter portions of jacket toned, Very Good. Searchlight Books No. 1.