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826 16 Ave NW
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T2M 0J9
Contact Cameron Treleaven Katie Yablecki
Telephone +1 403 282 5832
Fax +1 403 289 0814
Specialists Polar Exploration, Western Canadiana, Mountaineering, Voyages, Charles Van Sandwyk
Aquila Books
Stand G13

Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World,

London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
1st edition, 1st printing. 306pp. Octavo. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with gold gilt lettering and decorations stamped to the spine. The top edge of text block stained blue. Slight bumping to corners. Some minor spots of foxing to the bottom edge. Illustrated dust jacket is price clipped and has some minor rubbing to the back panel, with minor professional restoration tidying up some closed tears. The jacket is in very good condition otherwise. Internally clean and an overall tight and bright copy.

Note
This is the first trade edition of Huxley's seminal piece of dystopic literature in the scarcely seen dust jacket. This novel takes place in an imagined dystopic state where the population is limited; natural reproduction and, as a result, the family, have been abolished; children are educated through hypnopaedic processes. Citizens have been conditioned to accept their stations in life through a process of breeding in castes, sensational entertainment, drugs, encouraged recreational sex and an abundance of material goods. There are areas of the world where "savage reservations" exist without such luxuries and family units and romantic relationships still exist. The majority of the story revolves around one such savage, John, as he is introduced to the New World and ultimately rejects the morally empty society. A beautiful copy of one of the greatest works of dystopic fiction and a deeply influential work that has been alluded to in numerous songs, movies, television shows and other books.
£2,800