Brave New World
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top-edge blue, bottom edge untrimmed. A Fine copy of the book in Near Fine jacket. Book spine just a trifle toned and rolled. Dust jacket price clipped and with a few small tears to the panels, but extremely fresh overall. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell case.
A defining moment in the genre of the dystopian novel, Brave New World considers the dangers that new technologies and mass modernization pose to the very core of humanness. Rather than depicting these developments as gateways to utopia, as writers such as H.G. Wells had done, Huxley foreshadowed how radically technology and psychological conditioning could limit individual rights ranging from sexuality and reproduction to creativity to love. A “nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science” (DNB).
Bromer A29.3.I Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5608)