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Anna Hastings by Allen Drury

Anna Hastings by Allen Drury

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Anna Hastings by Allen Drury

Privately printed under the auspices of The Franklin Library exclusively for the members of The First Edition Society, this full leather-bound, 304 page, Limited First Edition of Allen Drury's, Anna Hastings, features Burgundy, Antique-rubbed, topgrain cowhide over boards stamped with 22-karat gold decorative gilt; a full leather ribbed spine stamped with 22-karat gilt lettering and decorative gilt; moiré end papers; bright gilt fore-edges all round; sewn-in, burgundy, satin page marker; illustrations by Uldis Klavins; and a special 2-page message from the author (not found in other editions). Included with this very special edition is an 8-page booklet entitled Notes from the Editors, which includes biographical data; comments by Drury's contemporaries, reviewers, and various luminaries; as well as a portrait of Drury by Allan Mardon.


The paper was specially milled for The Franklin Library First Edition Society—a 60-pound Antique White wove paper that has a life expectancy of over 400 years. The text is printed in 10-point Baskerville. This volume is bound in Burgundy, Antique-rubbed, topgrain cowhide and decorated with 22-karat gold embossing.

About the Author

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, Advise and Consent (1959), and recipient of numerous other awards and accolades, veteran journalist and news correspondent, Allen Stuart Drury (1918-1998), is best known for his encyclopedic knowledge of and ability to explain Washington politics and maneuverings. Born in Houston, Texas, Drury grew up in Porterville, California, and earned a degree in journalism from Stanford University. His newspaper career began with the weekly Tulare Bee and, at age 22, he wrote an editorial that earned a national award from the professional journalism society Sigma Delta Chi. Drury worked for the Bakersfield Californian before serving in the Army during World War II. After the war, he went to Washington, where he covered Capitol Hill for United Press (which became United Press International), Pathfinder Magazine, the Washington Evening Star and, from 1954 to 1959, the New York Times.

Other works by Drury include: Advise and Consent, A Shade of Difference, Capable of Honor, Preserve and Protect, The Throne of Saturn, Come Nineveh, Come Tyre, The Promise of Joy, God Against the Gods, Mark Coffin, U. S. S.: A Novel of Capitol Hill, The Hill of Summer, Decision, Roads of Earth, Pentagon, The Destiny Makers, Toward What Bright Glory, Into What Far Harbour?, A Thing of State, Return to Thebes, A Senate Journal, Three Kids in a Cart, Courage and Hesitation, A Very Strange Society, and Public Men.


Near fine. Binding tight and square. Pages are tight and clean without crease or stain. No indication of soiling, scuffing, or wear. The condition of this beautiful volume would be, without equivocation, "Fine" with a single exception: the previous owner's name is inscribed/stamped on the front and end papers.

Condition: Excellent Price: $45.00 USD
Quantity Available: One
Author: Allen Drury
Illustrator: Uldis Klavins
Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA
Copyright: 1977
Binding: Burgundy, Antique-rubbed, topgrain cowhide hardcover with 22-karat gold embossing
Pages: 304
Height: 8 15/16 inches
Width: 6 1/4 inches
Depth: 1 1/2 inches
Weight: 1 lb. 12.5 ozs.
Shipping: Complimentary when shipped to a destination within the USA


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