Evansville, IN: Herbert W. Simpson, 1947.
First edition.  pp. Stapled wraps. Near Fine with a hint of shelf wear and very faint traces of erased pencil underlines in contents. The first book publication of an essay that first appeared in the magazines Horizons in the UK and The New Republic in the US, "Printed as a Christmas Keepsake for the Typophiles" according to the title page. It has inspired nearly as many writers as Orwell's famous novels, as a concise statement of a marriage of both linguistic and political principles. Item #140938464