ORWELL (GEORGE) Homage to Catalonia, FIRST EDITION, dust-jacket, 1938
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ORWELL (GEORGE) Homage to Catalonia, FIRST EDITION, dust-jacket, 1938
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ORWELL (GEORGE)
Homage to Catalonia, FIRST EDITION, publisher's green cloth, pictorial dust-jacket, unclipped with price "10s.6d. net" on upper flap, spine darkened, frayed at extremities with small losses including small piece of "H" on spine" [Fenwick A6], 8vo, Secker & Warburg, 1938

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  • "Homage to Catalonia was published at the end of April 1938. Orwell was hoping for a good sale... In the event Warburg printed 1500 copies but only sold 800. The remainder were not sold until after Orwell's death" (Gordon Bowker, George Orwell, 2003).

    Provenance: A.W. James, ownership signature on front free endpaper, with "Review Copy" slip ("publication date 25 Apr. 1933) loosely inserted. James's review appeared in the Manchester Guardian on 14 June, 1938. He discussed Orwell's "fine air of classical detachment" in describing the horrors of war.
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