Brave New World

by Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World is a novel by Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of futurism. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final work, a novel titled Island (1962), both summarized below. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

First Edition Identification

The first edition was published in London in 1932 by Chatto & Windus in blue cloth with the top edge stained blue and an iconic blue and white illustrated jacket. The first US edition was published in the same year by Doubleday Doran and Co in maroon cloth with gilt lettering and a red, gold and green jacket. The US edition is reportedly less common than the UK edition.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Brave New World came after Huxley's commercial and critical success for his previous works, so Huxley's publishers anticipated another success.  In Great Britain, before the general trade edition, Chatto & Windus offered a signed, numbered run of 324 copies, 314 of which were released for general sale.  The US publisher, Doubleday Doran, also released a limited first printing of 250 signed, numbed copies ahead of the larger general release.

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1932
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1932
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Teal cloth, gilt, with slight bumps at the heel and foot of the spine. Wrapped in a pictorial dust jacket, soiled at top edge with a pinhole and soiling on the spine, tape on the back of the heel and foot and… Read more about this item
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. Signed limited first edition of Huxley's masterpiece. Octavo, original yellow cloth, gilt topstain as issued. One of a limited edition of 324 numbered copies signed by Aldous Huxley on the limitation page, this is number 8. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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1932
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London: Chatto & Windus 1932. 8vo. [vi], 306 pp. Bound in a recent full dark blue morocco with gilt lines to the boards. Raised bands to the spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. A few marks to the fore-edge. Handsomely bound copy of this classic work. . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1932.
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Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. First American trade edition ('After the printing of two hundred and fifty de luxe copies'; title page verso). A good copy in the original plum cloth (spine faded with wear and oxidized lettering, some wear to boards; some wear and smudges to text margins and edges; original front… Read more about this item
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932. First American Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original brown cloth stamped in gilt with red topstain. Near Fine with light sunning to spine and edges, pages toned. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket, edge-worn and with several masking tape reinforcements to the… Read more about this item
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1932
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The First UK printing published by Chatto and Windus, London in 1932. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original blue boards with slight fading of the blue colouring to the spine. Gilt titling and decoration remain vibrant. Light pushing at the spine ends and a tiny bump to the lower rear corner. Neat 'Henry Sotheran' bookseller sticker… Read more about this item
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1932
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Bound in blue buckram with gilt spine lettering. Top edge stained blue (but faded to grey). Without the dust jacket. Binding a bit skewed but tight, Spine has 2 faint vertical creases. Back cover with faint spots and light fading to upper edge. Light wear and rubbing to… Read more about this item
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Toronto: The Musson Book Company Limited Book. Good Plus. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. Previous owner's name and date (1932). Minor corner and edge wear. Spine is handsoiled, cocked, and somewhat creased. Hinges are secure and undamaged. Scarce edition… Read more about this item
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1952
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London: The Vanguard Library. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1952. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Offsetting to endpapers. Edges and endpapers foxed. Pages tanned. Previous owner's neat (contemporary) name to front and rear free endpapers. Jacket slightly foxed, more so on blurbs, spine panel slightly darkened. Old bookseller's ticket covering price on lower front… Read more about this item
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with slight sunning to spine and light edge wear. Pages toned, with foxing to preliminary and terminal sheets. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with toning to spine, chipping and edge-tears,… Read more about this item
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Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc, 1932. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. Binding still holds. Brown boards and spine, spine is faded. Top of book leaves was dyed red, but has faded. Top of spine has ripped slightly, and bottom has shelf wear. Inside front cover is a pencil marking denoting "1st ed, 2.50" from old book store. No… Read more about this item
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New York: Bantam Books, 1952. First printing in paperback. Originally published by Chatto in the UK in 1932, and by Doubleday in the US later that year. About Near Fine in wrappers, with brief wear at the corners and rear wrapper lightly rubbed.
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1932. First. hardcover. Very good/Very good. A very good first edition (1932 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, with a page inscribed by Huxley inserted after the front free endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate attached to front paste-down, some damage to front paste-down… Read more about this item
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Perennial, 1984-03-01. Paperback. New. New Paperback. Age toned pages. From The Civil War Book Shop- As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. Signed limited first edition of Huxley's masterpiece. Octavo, original yellow cloth, gilt topstain as issued. One of a limited edition of 324 numbered copies signed by Aldous Huxley on the limitation page. In near fine condition with light toning. An exceptional example.
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1936
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London: Chatto & Windus 1936. 8vo. [vii], 306 pp. Orange cloth boards under original green dust jacket. Uncommon to find this 1936 'New Impression' still in the jacket, which is worn and very slightly marked, with tearing to head and tail of spine. Boards are clean, some foxing to page edges and black ink 'ex libris...' inscription on ffep., but… Read more about this item
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First British edition. Hardcover book bound in the publisher's original full cloth-gilt. 20 cm. 306 pages. The book is in near fine condition. Contemporary PO name/date on the front loose end page. No other ownership marks/writing within. Hinges tight, interior pages bright. Light edge wear/bumping to the cloth covers. Lacking the rare original dust… Read more about this item
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