Animal Farm by George Orwell
A very good copy of this classic novel, Animal Farm, complete with dust jacket. The wrapper was printed on “Searchlight Books” paper ands is imprinted on the verso of the wrapper as it was published during a shortage of paper. It is a rare find such a book in this early condition. 4500 copies printed of this edition. Although stated “First published May 1945” on the copyright page, the publication was delayed until August due to war time paper shortages. [Fenwick A.10a].
Original green cloth boards with white gilt lettering on the spine. The upper 5cm of the spine is faded. Round mark on the front of the book. Clean end papers and very clean contents. War time issue paper quality in very good condition. “151” written in ink on the title page. Marked first Published May 1945 on the copyright page. The dust jacket has had some professional repairs mainly to the upper panel and spine especially where there are areas of loss. The flaps are clean and unclipped marked 6/- to the verso of the wrapper. 8vo 92 printed pages.