ORWELL, George

Keep the Aspidistra flying.

London, Gollansz, 1936

Sm. 8vo (faint old tape stains on endpapers).

Publ. light blue cloth (edges sl. stained), flat spine printed in dark blue (darkened, head & tail sl. rubbed). Inside good copy.

First edition, first issue of this socially critical novel. "In the titular phrase, Orwell uses the aspidistra, a symbol of the stuffiness of middle-class society, in conjunction with the locution "to keep the flag (or colours) flying". The title can thus be interpreted as a sarcastic exhortation in the sense of "Hooray for the middle class!" (Wikipedia).
Joined: Greene, Graham - The End of the Affair. Melbourne, London, Toronto, William Heinemann, (1951). Sm. 8vo (stain to fore-edge pp. 169-196). Publ. grey cloth, gilt lettered flat spine, dust jacket (sm. pen scribble on title, 2 closed tears, spine brown.). First edition. (2 vol.)

€ 200 / 300

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