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The Orchid Thief - Orlean, Susan
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The Orchid Thief - hardcover

2006, ISBN: 9780679447399

ID: 618580225

London: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. Very Good/Very Good. 2006. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 1843171546 Dust jacket complete. Black cloth with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Plates. 272 pages clean and tight. Sex. Fraud. Drugs. Murder. Gossip. Money. Perversion. The history of some of Britain's greatest houses, and the royalty and aristocracy associated with them, is very often a scandalous record of vice and debauchery, spiced with every one of the seven deadly sins, and a few others besides. From the sexual ploys of Henry VIII to the modern scandals that saw the present Lord Brocket jailed, Stately Passions. gives centre stage to the stately homes that have stood witness to centuries of aristocratic indiscretion. Thirteen buildings form glorious backdrops to the most infamous scandals in the history of the nobility: the bitter divorce case of the Duke of Argyll, owner of the magnificent Inveraray Castle, which featured startling photographic - and pornographic- evidence of the Duchess's sexual infidelity; the .activities of the seventh Earl Beauchamp, whose partiality for footmen brought upheaval and unprincipled malice to Madresfield Court; the affairs of the Hon. `Vita' Sackville-West, which mixed literature with lesbianism amid the splendours of Sissinghurst Castle. Yet Stately Passions is not simply a sortie through the betrayals, seductions and excesses of the past. While it captures those remarkable events and their era, it also describes the history and essence of some of the world's greatest and most beautiful private dwellings. Spanning five hundred years of upper-class intrigue, misdemeanour and mishap, Stately Passions provides an entertaining and informative insight into the lives, loves - and morals - of some notorious denizens of the aristocratic world. ., Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, 2006, New York: Random House, 1999. First printing. Blue cloth spine and blue boards with metallic blue spine lettering and decorative orchid illustration blindstamped on front cover; endpapers have lavendar orchid illustration; attractive rough-cut pages. 284 pages. ~ Book is in near fine condition, ends of spine very lightly crinkled from shelf sitting; a tiny, very faint smudge on free endpaper. Dust jacket is near fine, light crinkling at top of spine and flap folds and a hint of wear at bottom edge. In clear archival cover. ~~ Published to great acclaim and now a modern classic, Orlean's fascinating true account of orchid growing and collecting in Florida, and the obsession of the passionate collector. She follows the colorful John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer and sometimes orchid thief, as he navigates the subculture of aristocrats, fanatics and smugglers, also detailing the activities of environmentalists and Native American activists. Orlean's signature perspecitve and hilarity and her inclusion of an abundance of anecdotal reports of people and places make for a an entertaining romp through Florida's swamps.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House, 1999

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The Orchid Thief : A True Story of Beauty and Obsession - Orlean, Susan
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The Orchid Thief : A True Story of Beauty and Obsession - signed or inscribed book

1998, ISBN: 0679447393

Hardcover, First edition, ID: 21062434396

[EAN: 9780679447399], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Random House Publishing Group, Westminster, MD, U.S.A.], Gardening|Flowers|Orchids, Nature|Flowers, Biography & Autobiography|General, Science|Life Sciences|Horticulture, Social Science|Popular Culture, Jacket, New York, New York: Random House. As New in As New dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0679447393 . First Edition/First Printing. Authors third book. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Signature by author on the half title page. No other marking or writing noted in book. First few pages are dimpled by what was probably a large paperclip on top edge. Small bump along bottom front board edge. DJ is clean with original price but has some rippling on back - may have had some moisture exposure. Still a nice copy. "A true story of beauty and obsession" this is an excursion into the world of orchid collectors, fanatics and smugglers - and the story of one of those smugglers - John LaRouche - who was caught stealing rare specimens (which he planned to clone) from the swamps of South Florida." SIGNED on the half title page. Basis for the 2002 film Adaptation starring Nicholas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Bibliography. 284 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession - First edition

2002

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Hardcover, ID: 284657550

NY: Random House, 1998. hardcover. F+/F+ 1st edition, 1st printing. Basis for the 2002 film Adaptation starring Nicholas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details., Random House, 1998

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Random House. Dust jacket is covered with mylar jacket protector. 5th printing of the 1st edition. Jacket is price clipped . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1998., Random House, 1998

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1999, ISBN: 9780679447399

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: David McKay Co, 1999. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade. No marking, no tears., David McKay Co, 1999

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The Orchid Thief
Author:

Susan Orlean, Susan Crlean

Title:

The Orchid Thief

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9780679447399

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679447399
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679447393
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Westminster, MD, U.S.A.

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ISBN/EAN: 9780679447399

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0-679-44739-3, 978-0-679-44739-9

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