Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
Second printing of the first UK edition of Orwell's dystopian classic, printed just a year after the first edition and retaining the same jacket design.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 (1950). Publisher's original light green cloth boards, spine lettered in red, green dust jacket; pp. 312. A very good copy in an about very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding remains sturdy, minimal wear to boards with a white mark to front board, sunning along the topstain and the spine crown. Small bookshop sticker to front pastedown, else internally clean and fine. The dust jacket remains bright and vivid, showing some general shelfwear, chipping to spine tips and a small chip to back panel. A presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.