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Laura

By Caspary, Vera




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Laura

CASPARY, Vera

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Hardcover. Good/Good. First edition. A bit cocked, small tears and light fraying at the crown, a good copy in a price-clipped good later issue dustwrapper which is sunned at the spine and has some chipping on the front panel. An exceptional association copy of this title. Inscribed by Caspary in the year of publication to George and Miriam Sklar: "For Miriam and George - who feed and shelter me, sympathize with me in my worst moods, listen to my beefs, and still collaborate, with my best, first-class, grade-A love - Vera Jan. 21, 1943." The Sklars were very close to Caspary. George Sklar was a leftist playwright and novelist and the co-author with Caspary of the play adaptation of *Laura,* as well as several other plays. One of the scarcest film source books, basis for the classic 1944 film directed by Otto Preminger (and Rouben Mamoulian) and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, and Clifton Webb. The film is reportedly to be remade. The only significant association copy we've ever seen offered for sale.

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Price: $45,000.00


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1943 Houghton Mifflin TRUE FIRST EDITION of this Ultra-SCARCE classic! This is a more than decent but flawed copy and in Good/VG condition. Most importantly this copy has the elusive title page with "1943" on the title page, the only designation of a true first! It is ex-library with a variant or rebound boards in a dark pebbled blue. Inside the end pages have a spiderweb pattern and there are the usual library marks on these. Since it was war time these books were so very cheaply produced with numerous publication flaws. The text however is very tight with very tiny marks on several pages but overall and very clean copy. **THE INCREDIBLY ELUSIVE FIRST STATE DJ is unclipped DJ is a the TRUE first edition and is just a tad larger than the boards. **BONUS** Laid in is a *SIGNED* note by Capsary, " Love and good wishes for all holidays and all year-VERA." Also receive the First Edition of Stranger Than Truth in VG/VG condition **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films..

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Price: $4,500.00


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LAURA

CASPARY, VERA

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943., 1943. First edition. First edition. Original blue cloth, titles in red on front cover and spine. Faint evidence of bookplate removal from the front free fly leaf, else a near fine, bright copy in a lightly restored dust jacket that is sunned on the spine and with minor wear to top and bottom edges of the rear cover panel. This book is the author's first mystery and a Haycraft/Queen mystery title. The story opens and Laura's life is ended ... killed in the doorway of her apartment with a shotgun blast that obliterated her face. Three men who knew her best tell the story. Some of it is told by the newspaper columnist, some by her fiance, and most by the detective involved in the case. Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms—not even hard-boiled NYPD Detective Mark McPherson, who was sent to investigate the murder. As McPherson investigates the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. He soon realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman ..... or has he? The story is told on screen in 1944 by Twentieth Century-Fox using the title "Laura" and directed by Otto Preminger. The cast starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, and Judith Anderson. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with the front cover of the dust jacket duplicated on the front cover of the case and the titles stamped in white on the spine.

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Price: $3,750.00


Laura

CASPARY, VERA

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. First Edition, Second Printing. Bookplate. Very good copy with a trace of edge wear in a very good price-clipped bright dust jacket. The dust jacket artwork has a portrait of the mysterious and beautiful Laura. The book is the original larger format in full blue cloth. The basis for the classic film noir mystery starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, Clifton Webb, and Judith Anderson directed by Otto Preminger.

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Price: $950.00


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Hardcover. Very Good. Book club edition, in a tattered, dust jacket. Signed on the front free end paper by the author, inscribed "Happy New Year" to a previous owner. Age toning to pages, with an occasional spot or smudge. Cloth is worn and lightly mottled, as well as edge worn. Spine ends worn with light fraying. The dust jacket is tattered and worn, with some tape repairs made from the verso, tide mark to rear panel. Signed by the author.

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Price: $450.00


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LAURA Franklin Library

Vera Caspary

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, accented in 22kt gold gilt decoration all edge gilt, hubbed spines. No book plates or owner markings a pristine copy. ; The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Price: $294.97


Laura (Popular library)

Caspary, Vera

Popular Library, 1950. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $251.68


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Laura

Caspary Vera

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 19x12.5x1.8cm+180g. PARES, BIP. 19x12.5x1.8cm+180g . . Eyre & Spottiswoode; London: 1st British Edition 1944. Pp171. Blue cloth hard boards in original clipped dust jacket. Cover illustration by BIP PARES. Edges of spine and corners have very minor wear; cover has minor tears on spine. Book condition: Fine: Image is ALWAYS of the ACTUAL BOOK: Book and or Jacket may have names. dedications. marks. tears. foxing. browned pages. creasing and losses unless otherwise noted. . . Domestic_tracked_OR_registered_flat_rate_FOR_THIS_ITEM_Within_Australia:_AU$9.65

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Price: AU$227.00
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Laura - Acting Edition

Vera Caspary

1998-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $114.22


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Laura

Vera Caspary

2012-03-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $106.85


Laura

CASPARY, VERA

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944. First English Edition. A very good copy in a worn dust jacket. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

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Price: $100.00


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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

Vera Caspary

2005-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $98.01


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1943. Brown cloth, dark brown titles, brown topstain. Book club edition stated on DJ. Book very good plus with some darkening to deckled foreedge and gutters. DJ very good with 1/8 in. loss to head of spine, less to heel of spine, light wear to folds. 237 pp.. Book Club (BCE). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: $90.00


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Laura

Vera Caspary

2012-03-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $85.21


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Book club edition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. BCE edition with a complete DJ in mylar. Stated Book club. Covers and DJ has damp stain. Unmarked. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $84.66


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Laura - Acting Edition

Vera Caspary

1998-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $81.59


Laura (The best mysteries of all time)

Vera Caspary

2002-04-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $81.59


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laura

vera caspary

VG+ / VG book club edition, but with the rather elusive cover so we feel appropriate offering it up in spite of the obvious drawback.

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Price: $75.00


Laura (The best mysteries of all time)

Vera Caspary

ImPress, 2002-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Price: $61.21


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1944. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 171 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of Vera Caspary's most popular novel. Reprint dated one month (May 1944) after publication date (April 1944). "Laura" was later made into a hugely successful film (a photocopied advertisement for which is affixed to the front pastedown) - Caspary made barely a penny from it. The dustjacket is by Bip Pares (whose first husband slipped off to Mombasa and her second became a master at Rugby). Pares' dustjackets are highly sought after by collectors. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself has some light storage and shelving marks. The contents have smudges of foxing throughout. The contents are relaxed, satisfactory, clean, clear, confident, keen. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

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Price: $60.00


Laura (The best mysteries of all time)

Caspary, Vera

ImPress. Hardcover. 0762188766 . . New. 2002.

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Price: $51.55


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LAURA

Caspary, Vera

Garden City: Sun Dial Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1944. Hardcover. Light chipping DJ and one small hole to front of DJ. Pages browned. Former owner's notes on front free endpaper; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 237 pages .

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Price: $49.00


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1944. 1st reprint. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 171 pages (complete). A sure copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj (by Bip Pares - a most collected dustjacket artist) itself has wear, foxing, marks from storage and handling. It is sure and very secure. The book was published and printed according to wartime economic standards. The contents show evidence of age and the standard of production. The contents have foxing, mild handling wear. They are even yet clear, tidy, clean, comfortable and assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

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Price: $46.00


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Sun Dial Press, 1944. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Comes in protective mylar cover. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $45.59


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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

Vera Caspary

2005-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $35.79


Laura

Caspary, Vera

Franklin Center, Pa: Franklin Library 1989. (Leatherbound) 248+. Fine, no dust jacket. 8vo. Leather with gilt decorations on front and back panels; gilt titles on spine with ribbed compartments; gilt edges; patterned endpapers. There is a personal library blind stamp to 'The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces' page. A fine copy, pages unopened. A Franklin Mystery..

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Price: CA$40.00
($29.01)


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1989. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo (tall). Franklin Mystery Series. Original green cloth binding. A.e.g. 248 p.p. Interior clean, crisp. Light rubbing to boards, extremities. Binding tight. A near fine copy. Vera Caspary [1899-1987] was an American novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Laura is her most famous novel, which was turned into a film starring Vincent Price and Gene Tierney.

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Price: CA$40.00
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LAURA

VERA CASPARY

HARD COVER IN VG+ CONDITION. THIS SUSPENSE NOVEL, WAS MADE INTO A MOVIE, "THE GREAT FILM NOIR," RELEASED IN 1944.

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Price: $29.10


Laura

Vera Caspary

Audible Studios. Used - Like New. Ships from Reno, NV. Book in almost Brand New condition. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Price: $28.35


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Laura (Hollywood Mystery Series)

Vera Caspary

I Books, 2000-08-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Price: $26.29


Laura

Caspary, Vera

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. Original book club copy that mimics the look of the trade edition. Jacket spine toned/faded; and has a couple of tears, and light chipping at spine ends and tips. Owner name f. pastedown. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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Price: $25.00


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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

Vera Caspary

The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2005-10-01. 1st Feminist Press Ed. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Price: $21.18


Laura

Vera Caspary

Reader's Digest, 2018. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $21.06


Laura [Mass Market Paperback]

Vera Caspary

This is the softcover stated New Dell First Edition from June 1966. Other than a couple of ex lib markings, the book is in very good condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.Very Good

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Price: $21.00


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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

Caspary, Vera

The Feminist Press at CUNY. PAPERBACK. 1558615059 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Price: $20.95


Laura

Vera Caspary

Avon Books (Mm), 1981-01. Paperback. Good.

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Price: $16.60


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Hamish Hamilton, 1970. Hardcover. Good/Good. jacket is rubbed and a bit chipped. light foxing and markings. book is a bit bumped. sound binding. reprint. good copy.[SK]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

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Price: $16.00


Laura

Vera Caspary

Avon Books (Mm), 1981-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Price: $15.79


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Sun Dial, 1944. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $15.49


Laura

Caspary, Vera

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. Jacket rubbed at spine & corners, tore, worn edges. Cover rubbed at spine & corners. Pages are clean, text unmarked, binding is tight.. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $15.00


Laura

Caspary, Vera

Avon. PAPERBACK. Very good mass market paperback. Minor creasing. books carefully packed and shipped promptly . Very Good. 1970.

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Price: $15.00


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/None. 237 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's book plate on front endpaper, previous owner signature on front flyleaf. Binding still quite tight. Deckled edges. Top edge dyed. Pages. show some slight age-yellow. In very good condition for its age. Record # 5560097

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Price: $15.00


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Laura

Vera Caspary

Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944. Hardcover. Good. 1944. 171 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with silver wording to spine. Pages are tanned with heavier tanning to text block edges. Pencil inscription to endpapers. Bumped spine. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning.

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Price: £12.00
($15.06)


Laura

Caspary, Vera

AVON BOOKS. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Price: $14.40


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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

Caspary, Vera

The Feminist Press at CUNY. PAPERBACK. 1558615059 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Price: $13.95


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Laura

Caspary, Vera

New.

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Price: €11.50
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Laura

Caspary, Vera

Sun Dial Press, 1944. First Edition THUS. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in acceptable condition. First edition THUS. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. DJ in Mylar cover.Unmarked. Missing fep flyleaf. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $12.67


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Laura (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp)

Vera Caspary

The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2005-10-01. Paperback. Good.

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Price: $12.02


Laura

Caspary, Vera

Houghton Mifflin , 1943. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. No jacket. Light crease to front board..

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Price: $12.00


Laura (The best mysteries of all time)

Vera Caspary

ImPress, 2002. Hardcover. Good.

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Price: $10.69