Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 351

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
ORWELL, GEORGE. Nineteen Eighty-Four. 8vo, bound in modern full red leather by Exeter Bookbinders, styled as man's jacket, raised metal skeletons as buttons, within the folded lapels is a genuine onlayed prosthetic or "fake eye" with tan calf eyelids, front and rear covers lettered in white, blind rules; pastedowns and free endpapers with patterned collage of the author's eyes, with a secret panel on the front pastedown concealing a Ten Shilling Bank Note of England displaying HM Queen Elizabeth's II's face; binder's gilt leather label mounted to rear pastedown designating this as Number 58 of 100 copies. First edition in an evocative binding. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949