Orchid

Robert NATHAN

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"BECAUSE I AM TO MARRY A BUSINESS MAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT I AM GIVING UP MY IDEALS": FIRST EDITION OF ROBERT NATHAN'S THE ORCHID, 1931

NATHAN, Robert. The Orchid. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1931). Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $150.

First edition, in scarce original dust jacket.

"There is the delicate, pervasive satire, which seems to come, not from savage indignation like most satire, but from a mind so just that it necessarily sees the ridiculous for what it is. There is also a gentle melancholy running through the book, in spite of, or rather because of,the humor; for everything that makes vulgar laugh cannot but make the judicious grieve" (Basil Davenport,

Saturday Review of Literature).

Book fine, scarce dust jacket with light wear and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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