A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.London: Heinemann, 1962.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Burgess, Anthony. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Kondon: Heinemann, 1962. First Edition. The correct first issue in black boards & first state Dustwrapper [price 16s] & with the requisite deep flaps [10,5 cm front & 11cm rear]. A near fine or better copy in a very bright dustwrapper showing light use at the extremities. A short closed tear of 5 cm from the base of the spine has been internally mended. Short harmless light pen mark on the bottom edge. A very nice copy. There are three Heinemann issues - The first two were in black boards - the first priced at 16s the second priced at 18s. Thirdly in the late 60s the last copies were bound up in purple boards with a decimal price sticker. The first issue is very uncommon. The author's controversial tour-de-force. Excerpts from the first two chapters of the novel were dramatized and broadcast on BBC TV's program 'Tonight', in 1962 (now lost, believed wiped). A 1965 film by Andy Warhol entitled 'Vinyl' was an adaptation of the Burgess' novel and famously, very successfully filmed in 1971 by Stanley Kubrick - Withdrawn in Britain for fear of causing copycat violence.
Item #21195 Price: US$2,975.00