Search results for: 'ORWELL, George'
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz.
20 November 1940-17 Jul 1967A collection of documents from the archive of Victor Gollancz, the first publisher of George Orwell, regarding the publication of his books. The archive of Victor Gollancz was sold by the firm's parent company in recent years, from whom the material was directly acquired. The contents include carbon copies of letters sent from Gollancz to Orwell and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 131761
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934 - 22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 131760
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London.
3 May 1932 - 25 Sep 1972Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, including the original contract for the book. Down and Out was Orwell's memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, and remains among his best-known non-fiction works.
After... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
ORWELL, George (introd.); WORSLEY, T. C. The End of the "Old School Tie".
London : 1941Second edition reset, with an introduction by George Orwell. The colophon reports that the first printing of this book in April 1941 was destroyed in its entirety by enemy action. The book is part of the Searchlight Book Series, which included The Lion and the Unicorn by George Orwell. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 143452
ORWELL, George. Inside the Whale.
London : 1940First edition, first impression, of the first book-form publication of the essays of Orwell, often cited as among the finest English essayists of the 20th century. Besides the title essay about Henry Miller, the volume includes his studies of Charles Dickens and Boy's Weeklies. The print run was a 1,000 copies, of which some were destroyed in an air... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 122898
ORWELL, George. Kolgosp Tvarin (Animal Farm).
Munich : 1947First Ukrainian edition, and the first to include a preface by Orwell. A copy of the first English edition of 1945 fell into the hands of Ihor Shevchenko, a son of Polish anti-Bolshevik nationalists, who translated the work into Ukrainian. This edition is scarcely found in such excellent condition.
"In April 1946, Shevchenko wrote to Orwell,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144928
ORWELL, George. Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Signed by the author for fellow novelist Anthony Powell, "Geo. Orwell" on the front endpaper, with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. The first edition consisted of 3,000 sets of sheets of which only 2,500 were bound. Of these more than 200 were destroyed during the war.
The book which "would eventually... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 103159
ORWELL, George; Reginald Reynolds; A. J. P. Taylor (eds.) British Pamphleteers.
London : 1948 & 51First editions, first impressions thus, of this collection of pamphlets published over the last five hundred years. George Orwell edited and contributed the introduction to volume I, which was published in November 1948. His death in January 1950 led to A. J. P. Taylor replacing him as joint editor and writing the introduction for volume II, which was... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 143375
ORWELL, George. Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. The first edition consisted of 3,000 sets of sheets of which only 2,500 were bound. Of these 219 were destroyed in a bombing during the war. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 121391
ORWELL, George. Burmese Days.
London : 1935First UK edition (first published in the US in the previous year), first impression, 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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135781
ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
1941-42A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 120664
ORWELL, George. Coming Up for Air.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket. This is one of the hardest of Orwell's novels to find in the dust jacket. One of only 2,000 copies printed, it was the last of Orwell's novels to bear the Gollancz imprint. Gollancz disapproved of the political aspects of the novel, which included a parody of an LBC meeting, and Orwell was... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 122896
ORWELL, George. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution.
London : 1946First separate edition, first impression. Originally published under the title "Second Thoughts on James Burnham" in Polemic 3, this essay is "a brilliant criticism of the whole concept of power worship" (Shelden), which evidently influenced Orwell during the composition of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Robert Conquest cites the article as one of the first... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 87553
ORWELL, George. The Road to Wigan Pier.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, signed by the author ("Geo. Orwell", his customary form when signing books with his nom de plume) on the front free endpaper, very scarce thus. Orwell originally believed The Road to Wigan Pier would not be included in Gollancz's Left Book Club as "it is too fragmentary and, on the surface, not very left-wing" (Fenwick).... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130355
ORWELL, George. Inside the Whale
London : 1940First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. The publisher's retained copy with their rubber stamp to the half title leaf. Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, this... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 124300
HOLDEN, Inez. To the Boating,
London : 1945First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Dokter Hell, from Inez Holden, August 1950". Beatrice Inez Holden (1903-1974) was a British author and journalist whose work was admired by the likes of Graham Greene and Anthony Powell. A glamorous socialite, Holden became a close friend and lover to George Orwell after... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137337
NOYES, Alfred. The Last Man.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. Rare, particularly in the dust jacket, this is one of the earliest novels to incorporate a doomsday device. It was critically well-received, with George Orwell writing that the book "raises a real problem decay in the belief in absolute good and evil". Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 79253
HOLDEN, Inez. Born Old, Died Young.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed to her mother on the front free endpaper "To Mummy, with best love from Inez, March 1931", the date amended in another ink into 1932. This science fiction title, depicting the "giddy antics of the roaring twenties" (Scholes), is Holden's second book.
Beatrice Inez Holden (1903-1974)... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 144950
RUBINSTEIN, Harold Frederick. Isabel's Eleven.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, the printed dedication "To Victor Gollancz, Isabel's Friend" supplemented with the author's inscription "to the above with the author's love. Question: Tell, oh tell! Who the Hell is Isabel? Answer: fool, don't you see? Friend of V.G. Good enough for me! H.F.R. 29.1.27".
The recipient was... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 142038
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Mike.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of his uncommon early Wodehouse title, and his last public school novel, in which "something extraordinary happened: Wodehouse, as a writer, moved into a higher and dazzling sphere. In its narrative energy, dialogue, characterization, and ability to create sunny laughter, Mike is Wodehouse's first masterpiece. George... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 142272
ZAMYATIN, Yevgeny. We.
New York : 1952First complete edition in the original Russian, first printing, of this seminal work of dystopian science fiction. Taking its title from Bakunin's phrase - "I don't want to be I, I want to be we" - the novel takes place in the totalitarian One State of the future, and takes the form of a diary of spaceship engineer D-503, relating his struggle with... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139693
[CROSLAND, T. W. H.] "X". War Poems.
London : 1916First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poetry by T. W. H. Crosland. Crosland is notable as a fanatical Christian homophobe, who helped the hysterical hypocrite Lord Alfred Douglas to hound the supporters of Oscar Wilde, such as Robert Ross and Arthur Ransom, in the courts. He ghost-wrote Douglas's memoir Oscar Wilde and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 102971
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. Sissinghurst.
London : 1931First and limited edition, number 310 of 500 copies hand-printed by the Woolfs and signed by the author on the limitation page. According to Leonard Woolf's ledger, by November 1932 sales were 653 which raises a question about the actual number printed.
This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the pencilled ownership... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145951
TRESSELL, Robert. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.
London : 1914First edition, first impression. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a classic of English working class literature, often compared with Zola's Germinal and described by George Orwell as "a book everyone should read" (Manchester Evening Times, 1946).
The author, Robert Philippe Noonan (1870-1911), was the illegitimate son of an inspector in... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137406
SENHOUSE, Roger; TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965