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ORWELL, George.

Burmese Days.

Published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934

Stock code: 95284

Price: £2,000

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First edition, first printing of Orwell’s second book and first novel. Orwell’s book, the result of five years service as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma 1922-7, was initially rejected by Gollancz amid concerns that this caustic critique of colonialism might be considered libellous to those portrayed, so it was first published further afield in America.

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. A fine copy.

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