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.)
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