New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1949
First American edition, published only five days after the British edition. First printing. A fine copy, appearing unread. The slightest edge wear to the cloth at the head and foot of the spine, but otherwise a flawless copy. In the first state dust jacket, unclipped with $3.00 on the front flap. The corners with the publishers decorative clips. The jacket very good + to near fine, only with a little scuff to the front panel. Some tanning to the spine, with very slight chipping at the crown and foot. An uncommonly bright example still. The last book of Orwell’s life, it would be considered his masterpiece - the great dystopian novel.