Rare First American Edition of Orwell's first book. (1933)

ORWELL. GEORGE.

DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

Published: Harper & Brothers. New York. 1933,

Date: 1933

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.9 inches). First printing with F-H below First Edition statement on verso of title page. Very good clean, fresh copy in in original purple cloth with darker purple wide lines and lettering to the spine and publishers device to the front board. In the very good original dustwrapper with a wonderful design printed in black and white on a green background. Price of $2.50 still intact on the inner front flap. Some light chipping to the very top and bottom of spine and panel edges. Slightly thumbed but overall a better than very good example of this fragile dustwrapper. The same black and white on green wrapper design is reproduced on the endpapers. All in all a superior copy of this classic of twentieth century literature.

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Down and out was Orwell's first book and was not well received in the US where despite only 1750 copies being published, some six months after the UK edition, 383 were later remaindered.

£6250

Offered by Paul Foster