36. Burgess (Anthony) A Clockwork Orange, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to title, original first issue black boards, dust-jacket with 18s price to flap, spine slightly discoloured, light fraying to head of spine and corners, otherwise excellent, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, 1962.
A classic of 20th century distopic fiction. Burgess later altered the ending to provide Alex, the central character, with a form of moral rehabilitation, this was dropped for the film.
est. £2000 – £3000