London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Light lean to binding. Cloth toned at spine, with areas of rubbing to front and rear covers, rubbing to extremities. Vintage bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and tape ghosts to free endpapers. Pages toned, short marginal edge-tear to page 27/28 and 29/30. The first publication of the classic dystopian novel that posited a nearly omnipotent totalitarian state essentially built from the ground up, rather than the top-down dictatorship of 1984. Item #140942089