THE ORCHID THIEF.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A true story of beauty and obsession" this is an excursion into the world of orchid collectors, fanatics and smugglers - and the story of one of those smugglers - John LaRouche - who was caught stealing rare specimens (which he planned to clone) from the swamps of South Florida. SIGNED on the half title page. Basis (sort of) for the movie "Adaptation." Bibliography. 284 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-447393.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.