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The Shield of the Valiant by  August Derleth - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1945 - from Bookworks and Biblio.com

The Shield of the Valiant

by Derleth, August

Condition: Very Good/Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Later printing of one of this part of the 'Sac Prairie Saga', involving a young couple making music in Chicago. INSCRIBED on the free endsheet but not personalized by Derleth: "One of my better works - [signature]". Later printing in the year of first publication. Hardcover, full black cloth, green titling, gilt decoration. Light wear to book, name crossed out on free endsheet; jacket shows some edgewear, chipping, some loss at head of spine, price-clipped. Text clean; [8], 511 pages.. Inscribed by the Author. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 5¾" by 8".


  • Bookseller: Bookworks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: n1047
  • Title: The Shield of the Valiant
  • Author: Derleth, August
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Edition: Later Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1945
  • Keywords: Literature, Fiction, Wisconsin, Chicago
  • Size: 5¾" by 8"


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