Coming Up for Air
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. Arthur Hawkins, Jr. (dust jacket). First US Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo. Pp. 278. Pale blue buckram, titles in blue on the spine, illustration in blue on the cover: head edge dust-soiled and lightly foxed, leaf edges slightly age toned, damp stains to board edges, spine color moderately bleached. In the Hawkins illustrated dust jacket with price $3.00 intact on the front flap: spine sunned, creased and damp stained, edges age toned and rubbed, short closed tear at the front head edge. Good / Good-. Item #6819
Orwell's 1939 first-person narrative of a middle-aged insurance salesman's nostalgic return to the village of his birth on the eve of war, evoked in Hawkins' illustration. Dust jacket preserved in a clear, removable archival sleeve.