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WILSON, Samuel, Salmon at the Antipodes Being an Account of the Successful Introduction of Salmon and Trout into Australian Waters.
London, Edward Stanford, 1879. Octavo, mounted photographic frontispiece 'Trout Pond at Ercildoune', folding map, index, very good in bright original decorated terracotta cloth, lettered in gilt, vignette of a salmon in silver on front board, lemon china clay endpapers, small lozenge binder's ticket on rear pastedown. 'Third Edition', preceded by a paper in the Zoological and Acclimatization Society of Victoria's 1878 annual report and reprinted by Sands & McDougall, as THE CALIFORNIAN SALMON, in the same year. Author’s presentation copy.
New York, Farrar & Rinehart, 1932. Octavo, original blue buckram lettered in red, fore-edge uncut, publisher's red topstain, with Norman Lindsay pictorial dustwrapper (bit chipped and with minor tape repair on verso). First US edition. Precedes the English edition, published later in the same year as Miracles by Arrangement (but issued with a typographical rather than pictorial dustwrapper). Scarce with the fabulous Lindsay dustwrapper.
ORWELL, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four, a Novel.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Octavo, original cloth lettered in red and black, a fine copy in near fine red dustwrapper. First American edition. In the four days after Donald Trump's Counselor used the phrase 'alternative facts' to justify her (false) claim that the 2017 inauguration had been watched by the largest audience ever, sales of this Orwell novel surged by 10,000 copies- making it a No. 1 bestseller. Seventy-five years since its first publication, Orwell and his Big Brother, Thought Police, and Ministry of Truth are just as vital.