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Coming Up For Air

£450.00

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Coming Up For Air
George Orwell
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1939; 2nd impression June 1939 (1st impression June 1939).
Hardback; 140 x 190 mm; light blue boards with titles in black on spine; 285 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though the book is cocked. The covers are grubby, scuffed, and worn, particularly the spine and the joints. The spine is seriously discoloured and bumped at both ends. Page ends tanned with some foxing. There is some foxing internally, particularly the front and end matter, and some tanning though in part this may be due to the quality of the paper used. A very minor chip to the bottom edge page 213/214.
The works of George Orwell are well known. Coming Up For Air, published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, combines premonitions of the impending war with images of an idyllic Thames-side, Edwardian era childhood. The novel is pessimistic, with its view that speculative builders, commercialism. and capitalism are killing the best of rural England, "everything cemented over", and there are great new external threats.
Although in fair condition, the book will nonetheless have its appeal to those who wish to add this early edition to their collection of Orwell’s works.

Item details

Author(s):
George Orwell
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
140 x 190mm
Edition:
2nd impression June 1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
285
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz Limited
Title:
Coming Up For Air

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Coming Up For Air
George Orwell
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1939; 2nd impression June 1939 (1st impression June 1939).
Hardback; 140 x 190 mm; light blue boards with titles in black on spine; 285 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though the book is cocked. The covers are grubby, scuffed, and worn, particularly the spine and the joints. The spine is seriously discoloured and bumped at both ends. Page ends tanned with some foxing. There is some foxing internally, particularly the front and end matter, and some tanning though in part this may be due to the quality of the paper used. A very minor chip to the bottom edge page 213/214.
The works of George Orwell are well known. Coming Up For Air, published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, combines premonitions of the impending war with images of an idyllic Thames-side, Edwardian era childhood. The novel is pessimistic, with its view that speculative builders, commercialism. and capitalism are killing the best of rural England, "everything cemented over", and there are great new external threats.
Although in fair condition, the book will nonetheless have its appeal to those who wish to add this early edition to their collection of Orwell’s works.

Author(s):
George Orwell
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
140 x 190mm
Edition:
2nd impression June 1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
285
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz Limited
Title:
Coming Up For Air

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