1984 by George Orwell - Lettered Edition

1984 by George Orwell - Lettered Edition

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Originally published on June 8, 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian masterpiece of tremendous influence and enduring relevance. Orwell’s nightmare vision for 1984 is of a totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and the Thought Police, which persecute independent thinking. Orwell’s world is one in which the news is manufactured by the authorities, no one is free, and individuality is obsolete.

1984 was the ninth and final book George Orwell completed in his lifetime.  Parallels have been drawn between its subject matter and real-life instances of totalitarianism, communism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression. The novel uses several terms that have entered common usage in the English language including Big Brother, doublethink and thoughtcrime.

American literary critic Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s classic, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.”

The novel has been included in Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, and on the BBC’s list of the 100 Most Influential Novels. On January 25, 2017, the book broke new ground when it suddenly appeared at the #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list, an unheard-of occurrence for a book published 68 years prior.

Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call to become aware of the assaults on our personal freedoms, and to defend humankind’s most precious right: the freedom to have our own thoughts.

The fine press limited edition of 1984 by George Orwell is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. 


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Quarter leather binding.
  • Black acrylic boards, laser cut on the front cover.
  • Introduction by New York Times Bestselling author, Joe Hill.
  • Seventeen full color illustrations by Hugo Award winning artist, Jim Burns.
  • Signed by Joe Hill and Jim Burns.
  • Printed letterpress on Mouldmade Zerkall.
  • Housed in a Japanese cloth enclosure with a clear acrylic front panel.
  • Premiums with all pre-orders include print and bookmark.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Jim Burns
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii
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1984 lettered

Paul's lettered editions consistently display a wonderful understated elegance. This book is flawless. The detail, unique binding, paper, illustrations, letterpress printing and beautiful enclosure make this a very special book. Well worth the wait. Thank- you Paul and team for your obvious dedication and love of the craft.