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Details about  ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell Ralph Steadman Colored Drawings 1995 50th Ed. GONZO

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ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell Ralph Steadman Colored Drawings 1995 50th Ed. GONZO
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Oct 15, 2013
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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket Special Attributes: GOT GONZO ?, Illustrated
Subject: TRIP DOWN GONZO LANE Year Printed: 1995

  Welcome, you are bidding on, Animal Farm - 50th Anniversary Edition by George Orwell, profusely illustrated in color by Ralph Steadman.  Published in 1995 by Harcourt Brace & Co.  This is the first edition, (unstated), the numberline ends at "11", (later printing).  This hardcover copy of Animal Farm is already 18 years old.  The actual book is pictured, the interior color illustration, the title page & bios with drawings of Orwell & Steadman are stock images. 

  I always combine on shipping, in order to qualify for combined shipping, all won auctions must be paid for at the same time on a single invoice, NO exceptions.  Delivery confirmation is included in the U.S.  International buyers pay actual shipping costs, no additional handling fees, no extra costs.  I pack safe & secure, real booksellers use boxes.  Please read & understand my return policy.

  Quotes, "Since its publication fifty years ago, Animal Farm has become one of the most controversial books ever written.  It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world.  This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication.  It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman.  As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, Animal Farm is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union.  A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.  This edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition.  These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel."  "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others..."  Ralph's drawings are in bright blazing colors.  This is a wonderful version of a classic book with Steadman's genius added to the mix...

  For whatever the reason, (the place & quality of manufacture), this book always seems to show shelfwear & does not age very well, the dustcovers are thin & very prone to wear & tear & the orange book boards & edges typically wear through. 

  Overall condition is of the dustcover is very good.  This is an 18 year old hardcover book, is a sound & pretty solid copy, has a some scattered shelfwear & some normal signs of age, & use, considering the age, it's some what to be expected.  No lengthy folds, no long heavy creases, no large wrinkle lines on the dustjacket.  No big rips, no large tears, no heavy fraying, no chips, no chunks missing.  The color is strong & bright, the dustcover is clean & white & has good gloss.  There’s some mild age tone - no severe ageing, no all over deep browning or heavy yellowing.  No big dark stains, no heavy grime, no sun fade, no foxing, no huge or numerous age spots, no liquid related issues.  There's a couple little or thin orange rubs on the inside panels from the orange boards.  No dark bleed stains, no damp marks, no water damage.  Both flat panels have a little scattered surface rubbing - no all over severe rub & scuff wear - no color loss.  The front panel has a few little surface marks, there's some impressions & small marks near both top & bottom edges, (I'll cover that in the edge area details).  The back panel has a few thin surface rub lines, there's a thin surface line mark, & a short faint line mark.  There's not all over hard surface marks on the outer panel, they are mostly pretty flat & smooth.  No big harsh scrapes, no huge gouges, no long deep heavy line marks, no numerous or large indents, no lengthy severe bend & wrinkle lines, no noted amounts of deep finger marks, no all over giant impressions.

  The corner areas are sound & pretty solid, have some normal shelfwear.  The fronts have small thin crimp marks on the outer edges near the tips, the front bottom has small crimps on the tip at the fold & some thin rubs along the bottom edge.  The top back has small thin surface marks on the tip top edge.  The back bottom has a little crimp on the tip at the fold.  No big rips or tears or frays, no chips, no long creases, no large wrinkle lines, no noted folds, no giant wear spots.  The outer dustcover edges are sound & pretty solid (photos # 10-12).  The front top has a few fairly small light impressions below the edge, the front right has a couple little surface marks.  The front bottom has thin rubs & little marks along the edge, there's a thin light surface line or impression above the edge. The top back has some rubs & thin marks & a few small crimps.  The back bottom is pretty straight.  No whacks, no all over giant impressions, no noted rips or long tears, no frays, no chips, no lengthy severe bends, no large heavy creases.   Both spine ends are pretty straight & mostly square.  The top end has little crimps at the corners, the bottom end has light thin rubs.  No torn end flaps, no splits, no whacks, no heavy push marks.  No sun fade, no stress cracks, no rips or long tears, no holes, no chips, no big raised marks, no bubble lines, no large creases, no harsh rub wear or color loss along the flat spine edge.  The front inside flap top corner has thin rubs along the top edge & a light surface line mark angled on the corner flat, the back inside flap has a few rubs along the top edge.  Retains its $35. price, has not been price clipped, no remainder marks.  As usual, the DJ has some scattered normal shelfwear, all in all, is sound & pretty solid - no all over harsh wear, no major condition issues.

  Overall condition of the book is very good +.  The interior is clean & complete.  The pages are really solid, have a mild even age tone - no deep browning, no severe ageing, no heavy yellowing.  The colors are strong & bright.  There's not much for any obvious heavy user wear & hard shelfwear on the interior.  No torn or missing pages, nothing clipped out, no large folds, no long creases.  No big dark stains, no foxing, no huge or numerous age spots, no water damage, no writing, no heavy grime, no liquid related issues.  All of Steadman’s wonderful color illustrations are intact, none clipped or torn out.   No large harsh surface marks, no lengthy bend or wrinkle lines, no giant impressions, no heavy amounts of deep finger marks, no huge indents.  The page corners are flat & square - no long bend lines, no noted amounts of heavy tip curls & folds & bends, no severe marks, no large folds, no long creases.  The outer orange boards are clean & basically all uniform in color, there's a little white speck near the spine cloth on the back.  There's some light surface rubs & a few thin rub lines from the DJ.  No big dark stains, no heavy grime, no large liquid related lighter spots, no huge deep surface marks.  The silver spine lettering is bright & intact, no color loss.  The spine ends are mostly straight & square, both have small rubs that show lighter at the corners, 3 out of 4 corners have thin crimps at the corners in the spine gullies.  There's a little surface line in the spine gulley on the back near the top end.  No splits, no noted rips or tears, no severe push marks, no heavy whacks (on the spine ends).  No heavy spine slant, no severe twist, the text block is square.  The orange spine cloth is clean & uniform - no big discolorations, no dark stains, no huge liquid related lighter spots, no heavy grime.  No long deep creases, no tears, no huge raised marks, no holes, no chips, no big bubble lines on the spine flat edge areas.  The boards & binding are tight, the hinges are sound & solid & unbroken.  No loose pages, no cracked or split internal spine, no binding issues.  

  The book corners are sound & solid, some have a little scattered wear, are still mostly square.  The fronts a little rub mark on the tip, top front has a mild little surface mark under the tip top edge. The back bottom has a little rub at the tip & a little surface line on the bottom edge.  The top back has a small surface wear place on the tip area.  No large raised marks, no long deep creases, no lengthy wrinkles, no huge edge splits, no big rips or tears, no heavy severe marks, the corners are not bashed in.  The outer board edges are sound & pretty solid.  There's a small indent on the top front, the top back has a bruise mark & a few little surface bruises. The back bottom has a couple small light surface marks above the edge.  The back left has 2 little stress lines (no matching marks on the DJ, may be from the publisher).  The greatest majority of the orange color is intact along outer board edges, there's not lots of the usual noted color loss - no harsh rub wear.  No huge whacks, no large severe marks, no bald spots, no big splits, no heavy wear through the orange paper.  The closed page edges are very clean & real sound, are pretty crisp, have mild age tone.  No big dark stains, no large deep smudges, no heavy grime, no foxing, no huge or numerous age spots, no liquid related issues, no remainder marks.  There's a few light mild surface rubs.  No noted hard wear - no whacks, no long deep line marks, no numerous large indents, no big harsh scuffs, no all over huge bruises & severe marks.  Again, this is an 18 year old hardcover, has some normal wear & some signs of age on the dustcover, no major issues.  The book is real sound & solid, has some random exterior shelfwear, (as usual).  The pages are very clean & is complete, there's not heavy user wear & hard shelfwear on the interior.  No major traumas, no severe condition issues.  All that said? Yes, reads just fine.  Great classic story from George Orwell & a grand effort from the genius that is Ralph Steadman.  Strong addition for the Gonzo library...

  Thank you for taking the time to look & Good Luck Bidding.  Questions?  Email.  Jos tarvitset minua, olen katolla, alumiinifoliohattussani (AK).  I Ship Worldwide.  (Canada maybe some what less than the posted shipping costs, I'll mail this boxed first class airmail & refund any change). 

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