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The Shield of the Valiant by  August Derleth - Hardcover - 1945 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and

The Shield of the Valiant

by Derleth, August

Condition: Good +

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Hardcover. Good +. A novel in the author's "Sac Prairie saga," so-called because it centers on Sac Prairie, Wisconsin and includes many character studies of Midwestern personalities. While Derleth (1909-1971) was known as the first publisher of H.P. Lovecraft and a writer of horror novels, he was also a Guggenheim Fellow and noted regional writer. The Sac Prairie Saga included fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all designed to capture the Wisconsin in which Derleth had grown up. 5.5 by 8 inches, 511pp. Some dampstaining to the foredges at front and rear covers and to those edges of the dust jacket. DJ in Mylar is bumped at corners and small tear at top of back, slight insect damage to top of inner front panel; previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover.


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