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The Shield of the Valiant by  August DERLETH - Signed First Edition - 1945 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.com

The Shield of the Valiant

by DERLETH, August

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Fine/Fine. First edition. A small name stamp on the bottom page edge, and a small, very faint date stamp on the title page, else a fine copy in a fine and fresh dustwrapper with a tiny tear on the front panel, and a minuscule nick at the crown. Nicely Inscribed by the author. A lovely copy of this novel in the author's "Sac Prairie Saga" cycle, about a banker who falls in love with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.




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