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Anna Hastings:  The Story of a Washington Newspaper Person by  Allen Drury - First Edition - 1977 - from Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps and Biblio.com

Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaper Person

by Drury, Allen

Condition: Near Fine/No Dust Jacket


Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977 304 pages. Full red leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Raised spine band. All edges are gilded. Silk moire end leaves and book mark. Very slight spot of rubbing along fore edge of top cover. Slight scuffs on gilded edges. Otherwise Fine.. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Uldis Kavins.




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