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Carr, John Dickson - Papa La-Bas

New York, Harper & Row, 1968. First edition. Easter Sunday, 1858 New Orleans. Dick Macrae, British Consul in the Big Easy, is intrigued by a mysterious masked woman, wonders about his new assistant, and thinks he's being followed. And that's just for openers!  A topnotch historical, perfectly capturing this unique American city on the eve of the Civil War. Near fine in near fine DJ, the latter showing light wear to extremities and two vertical wrinkles to the front as the laminate slightly curls.  $35.00.

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