Oct 26, 2023 - Sale 2650

Sale 2650 - Lot 202

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
ORWELL, GEORGE. Nineteen Eighty-Four. 8vo, bound in modern full purple 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 gilt-lettered, blind rules; pastedowns and free endpapers with patterned collage of the author's eyes, with two secret panels on the front pastedown concealing a Ten Shilling Bank Note of England displaying HM Queen Elizabeth's II's face and a one dollar bill displaying President George Washington; binder's gilt leather label mounted to rear pastedown also beneath secret panel designating this as Number 27 of 100 copies. First edition in an evocative binding. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949