This is probably a First Edition, Second Issue, since it is lacking an explicit 'First American Edition' on the copyright page, else all the marks of the First Issue would appear to be present in this copy, except for the red dustwrapper, although evidently it has happened that a First Issue copy with stated 'First American Edition' was married to a blue dustwrapper, exactly like the one on this copy. No editions or printings cited (NAP); "no book club deboss [stamped black dot or blind-stamped dot] at lower corner near spine"; "no mention of the Haddon Craftsmen on the copyright page". Taupe, or uniformly toned light gray boards, with title lettering in crimson [no other lettering or decorative elements], appearing within the outlined torn piece of paper (as repeated on dustwrapper in solid white with upper-case black letters); uniformly, lightly toned endpapers and pages; ten pages were once dog-eared [pp. 5, 19, 29, 35, 41, 53, 77, 79, 305, 311: most 1" to 1 1/2", last listed dog-ear 2 1/2"]. Blue dustwrapper not price-clipped ($3.00) with image of torn upper left portion of a piece of white paper, bearing upper-case title lettering in black print, on the upward slant across the upper middle front cover, below 'A Novel' in white cursive and above 'by George Orwell AUTHOR OF Animal Farm' in white cursive [except for all-caps wording here]; Caricature of Orwell by George Holland on rear cover, aside PR blurbs by Bertrand Russell, V.S. Pritchett and Alfred Kazin.
Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York
Publication Date: 1949
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good