303. Orwell (George) Nineteen Eighty-Four, first edition, original cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise fine, first issue red dust-jacket, spine faded, spine ends and corners a little chipped, rubbed, still an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, 1949.
est. £1500 – £2000
Orwell’s classic dystopian fantasy, published in the year of his death. Winston Smith’s continual coughing fits throughout the novel served as a reflection of Orwell’s own declining health.