London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
ORWELL, George (1903-50). Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. London: Secker & Warburg, 1945. 8°. Original green cloth, spine lettered in white, dust-jacket (dust-jacket rubbed along spine). Provenance: S.H. Douglass (signature on endpaper) -- Roger & Sarah Mills (sticker on endpaper). FIRST EDITION of Orwell's great satire. Animal Farm sprang from Orwell's personal experience of the Soviet communists during the Spanish Civil War. Fenwick A10a.
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