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CHASE, James Hadley.

No Orchids for Miss Blandish.

Published: New York: Howell, Soskin Publishers, 1942

Stock code: 108325

Price: £1,500

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First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK in 1939. The novel was included in the Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century. From the library of the renowned bibliophile and dermatologist, Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black cloth solander box with marbled sides. A couple of spots to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket, with extremities creased and rubbed, and three short closed tears with tape repair to verso, two short closed tears to head of p. 9, not affecting text. An excellent, bright copy.

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