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ORWELL, George.

The Road to Wigan Pier.

With a Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937 Stock Code: 130355
£15,000.00
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Notes

First 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). By 29 December 1936, however, the work was set as a choice for the March 1937 list. By the time the book was published Orwell was in Spain and did not see a copy of this edition until late April when he was home on leave. A casebound trade issue of 2,150 copies was also released.

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Description

Octavo. Original orange limp cloth, titles to spine and front panel in black. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

With 16 photographic plates.

Condition

Slight finger marks, a little creasing to spine, a hint of spotting to first two leaves and page block edges, an excellent copy.

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