1953 England Your England and Other Essays
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression.
In the original unclipped dust wrapper.
An important collection of eleven essays by George Orwell.
The titular essay is a brilliant piece written by Orwell during the 1941 Blitz as Nazi bombers were flying overhead, with the quote "As I write, highly civilised human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me." In the essay Orwell attempts to define the culture and people of England, with the fear that the country may be bombed into oblivion by the Nazis.
Other essays include 'Why I Write', 'Anti-Semitism in Britain', and 'Down the Mine'.
Three newspaper clippings regarding Orwell and this work loosely inserted.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, smart. Spine is a little faded. Light edge wear to the dust wrapper, with a small closed tear to the tail of the front wrap, and one neat tape repair to the reverse. Only a few very light marks to the wraps, and a little discolouration to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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