Animal Farm by George Orwell - Numbered Edition

Animal Farm by George Orwell - Numbered Edition

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One of Time magazine’s 100 best English-language novels and the most famous of all twentieth-century political allegories, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell is a wise, compassionate and illuminating fable that remains the ultimate satire on the dark side of modern history.

The animals at Manor Farm have had enough of Farmer Jones. He’s drunk, reckless and cares little for their welfare. When the boar, Old Major, shares his revolutionary plans, the animals are convinced they can thrive on their own once the despot Jones is overthrown. The barnyard animals revolt against their vicious human master only to submit to a tyranny created by their own kind. For as the pigs vie for power, they begin to bear an uncanny resemblance to the tyrants they have overthrown.

A seminal anti-totalitarianism satire once considered so controversial it was rejected by several publishers, Animal Farm became an instant success upon its first publication in 1945, following the Second World War. The novel has continued to captivate readers of all ages, and has secured Orwell’s position as one of the greatest writers of all-time.

Orwell’s original title for his novel was Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, and it was first published as such by Secker and Warburg in London, England on August 17, 1945. U.S. publishers subsequently dropped Orwell’s subtitle when publishing the novel in 1946, and only one of the translations during Orwell’s lifetime kept it.

In a 1946 letter from George Orwell to Dwight Macdonald, the author discusses his intent in writing Animal Farm. Orwell writes, “What I was trying to say was: You can’t have a revolution unless you make it for yourself; there is no such thing as benevolent dictatorship.”

A timeless, affecting story of revolutions, idealism, power and corruption, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story is Orwell’s most renowned work.

The signed limited edition of Animal Farm by George Orwell is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 176 pages.
  • Limited to 350 copies.
  • Quarter vellum flatback binding with custom designed patterned paper sides by Laura Serra, which are printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • Spine is foil stamped in gold.
  • New exclusive introduction by Richard Blair, adopted son of George Orwell.
  • Six full color oil painting illustrations by Omar Rayyan.
  • Signed by Richard Blair and Omar Rayyan.
  • Over 50 pages of bonus content including Orwell's proposed preface to Animal Farm, Orwell's preface to the Ukrainian edition of Animal Farm and a photograph of Orwell feeding his pet goat Muriel. 
  • Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
  • Printed letterpress on premium Mohawk Via Vellum paper.
  • Housed in a velour lined slipcase wrapped in Hahnemühle Bugra, which is printed letterpress and features European cloth ends.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Omar Rayyan.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Genius Satire

More than telling about the superb craftsmanship and quality of Suntup, this book carries significant matter and importance in the last 10, 20, 50, even 100 years; even before this book was written, pure genius of Orwell to be able to take these concepts and write a story about them. IMO this is the type of book were all stops need to be pulled out for a collectors edition. These opportunities rarely come back around. Great effort by Suntup Editions!

Andrew Pleydell

Faulty copy kind of ruined experience of my first numbered purchase.

Colin Orsini
Animal farm

The materials are beautiful, the craftsmanship on this title leave a little to be desired. The spine is really tight where you feel the book will break when you open it This is a rare occurrence for Suntup

Animal Farm numbered edition

My copy is perfect. Very cool with great art! Beautiful edition!

Stuart Ng
Animal Farm numbered edition aesthetics

Animal Farm is favorite book from George! It's timeless. Paul's design and aesthetics for the numbered edition is one of (if not the most) beautiful one out there. It all fits to enhance the story!