ORWELL (GEORGE) Down and Out in Paris and London, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY
Lot 177
ORWELL (GEORGE) Down and Out in Paris and London, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY
Sold for £13,200 (US$ 22,210) inc. premium
Lot Details
GEORGE ORWELL
ORWELL (GEORGE)
Down and Out in Paris and London, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "With best wishes, & so many thanks for bothering to buy this copy - Eric A. Blair, 12.1.33" on the front free endpaper, publisher's cloth, upper cover slightly bubbled [Fenwick A.1a], 8vo, Victor Gollancz, 1933

Footnotes

  • A FINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED TO DENNIS COLLINGS THREE DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION.

    "Dennis Collings, there's an edition of 'Down and Out in Paris and London' in your bookshelf inscribed with many thanks for bothering to buy this book. Did you buy it?. I don't really know, yet I must have done if it says so. Either I did or my wife [Eleanor] did, I can't remember which..." (extract from a 1984 BBC TV Arena programme Orwell Remembered, a conversation between Dennis Collings and Nigel Williams, published under the same title, pp.76, 1984).

    Orwell presentation copies are extremely rare.
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