"ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS": FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM; SIGNED BY HIM

  • Animal Farm.
  • Animal Farm.
  • Animal Farm.
  • Animal Farm.
  • Animal Farm.

Animal Farm.

Item Number: 102744

London: Secker & Warburg, 1946.

First British edition of Orwell’s timeless allegorical novel— a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by George Orwell on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. The dust jacket has the Early List for 1945 to the rear panel and the Search light motif in red to the reverse of the jacket. The jacket has a stated price of 6s. An exceptional example of this classic Orwellian tale, most rare and desirable signed. The last signed example at auction brought 92,500 pounds. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

"A political fable that partly recounts, in an allegorical mode, the aftermath of the Russian revolution, and partly illustrates a belief in the universal tendency of power to corrupt" (Stringer, 22)." Animal Farm is [Orwell’s] masterpiece" (Connolly 93). Time Magazine chose it as one of the 100 best English-language novels (1923 to 2005); it also featured at number 31 on the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels. It won a Retrospective Hugo Award in 1996, and is included in the Great Books of the Western World selection.