London: The Folio Society. 1971. First Folio Society Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original silver foil pictorial boards with titles and a design in blind. 176 pp. Frontispiece plus eight additional full-page black & white plates, plus binding design, all by Rosoman. Minor 'creasing' to the silver foil covers, tiny bumps, a very good copy in the original glossy black paper-covered slipcase, which has some corner bumps. Very Good in slipcase. Item #311672
¶ Originally published in 1932. 'Brave New World' is a dystopian novel largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy. The novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).