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THE ORCHID THIEF ( Signed ) by  Susan Orlean - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1998 - from GibbsBooks and


by Orlean , Susan

Condition: Fine

New York: Random House, 1998. Book. Fine. Illustrated Softcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition... 1st. edition 1998 , Advance Uncorrected Proof , Softcover in illustrated wraps , 284 page book . A true first edition printed in a short run before the trade hardcover is published for the general public . Condition : Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The Orchid Thief is a non-fiction book by American journalist and author Susan Orlean, based on her investigation of the 1994 arrest of John Laroche and a group of Seminoles in south Florida for poaching rare orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The book is based on an earlier article that Orlean wrote for The New Yorker magazine. Laroche, a plant dealer, was determined to find and clone the rare Ghost Orchid for profit.


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