First edition Nineteen Eighty-Four found in Australian charity bin

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A rare first edition of George Orwell's bleak totalitarian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been found in a charity donation bin in Australia.

The 1949 British hardback was found at the bottom of pile of 200 books in the town of Wollongong, one hour's drive south of Sydney.

Its red dust cover, though slightly dog-eared, was still intact.

First editions of Nineteen Eighty-Four sell for thousands of pounds, as there was an initial print run by publishers Secker and Warburg of just 25,000 copies. It was published with both red and green covers, and the red is reportedly the rarer of the two....

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