New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. Stated second edition. Published just one month after the first edition. Still preceding the first UK, which was held up due to libel concerns. Cancel title page printed in black and green like the first but with "Second Edition/ K - I" on copyright page (vs "First Edition/ I -I"). Orwell's first novel; set in the waning days of British colonialism, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as a part of British India. 8vo., orange cloth boards lettered in black on front and spine; yellow floral endpapers. Few light stains to covers and scattered staining to text block, including to top corner of first few leaves. Otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket.