Item #65865 The Military Orchid. With Decorations by Stephen Bone. Bernard Jocelyn BROOKE.
The Military Orchid. With Decorations by Stephen Bone.
The Military Orchid. With Decorations by Stephen Bone.
The Military Orchid. With Decorations by Stephen Bone.

The Military Orchid. With Decorations by Stephen Bone.

London: The Bodley Head, 1948. [Botany] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.135 [1]. With in-text line illustrations by Bone, and a coloured frontispiece. Publisher's tan cloth, gilt titles to spine. With the pictorial dust-jacket priced at 7s 6d to front flap. Some light dust damage to top edge. Some scuffing, toning, and edgewear to jacket. Near fine. Described in the blurb as an 'autobotanography,' Brooke's quest to locate the almost extinct military orchid becomes inextricably intertwined with his life and culminates in an account of his time as a private soldier, the military theme taking on greater dimensions. Item #65865

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