* ORWELL, GEORGE Nineteen eighty-four. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition.
Green cloth boards (19 cm. tall), with red lettering to spine; slight lean. Red top-stain; some flecking to edges of textblock. With full jacket in preferred maroon state, with scuffing and minor chipping to top of spine. Includes original wrap-around band from the Evening Standard, showing only some loss to front.
A well-preserved copy of the work as it appeared in London bookshops in 1949; decades before Ridley Scott's Super Bowl commercial for Apple in 1984 helped bring Orwell's screen prophecy full circle.
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
Property from the Collection of Ronald Kuntz, Sugar Grove, Illinois