A gorgeous US first edition with a facsimile cover sits alongside it.
I have just added (2019) the rare pamphlet, , Socialist Book Centre, Strand, London, 1946.
This event probably drastically reduced the pamphlet’s circulation.) Vol.9 – please contact me if you have them to sell).
It really does make the other books superfluous on one level but then again, it is useful to have different collections/arrangements, especially of Orwell’s essays and journalism.
A second printing of 5,000 copies was ordered in March 1941.
It sold over 10,000 copies (and was among the most commercially successful of Orwell’s books to that date).
This collection of non fiction about Orwell has quite a few books that I am looking forward to be reading or completing.
Those written by people who knew Orwell, sometimes when he was still Eric Blair, are of particular interest.
Orwell fantasised – when he was a teenager and dreaming of being a FAMOUS AUTHOR – about having ‘uniform editions’ of his books in dark blue jackets, He never managed to get that desired colour but was, in the last years of his life, focused on having the works he wished to remain in print standardised. The novella was first published in Turkish in 1952 in instalments in Cumhuriyet newspaper.
Later in 1954 it was published as a book by Turkish Ministry of Education again using Adivar’s translation.