Inside the Whale.
And Other Essays.Victor Gollancz, London , 1940 Stock Code: 122898
NotesFirst 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 raid; copies retaining the original dust jacket are particularly scarce, and in as nice condition as this exceptionally so.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the yellow dust.
A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, with a crease and just a little toning to the spine.
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