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The Shield of the Valiant [Inscribed & Signed] by  August DERLETH - Hardcover - Reprint - 1945 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Shield of the Valiant [Inscribed & Signed]

by DERLETH, August

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo (19.75cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [8],511pp. Some light shelf wear to jacket extremities, including small loss at top inch of rear jacket flap not approaching text, spine a bit toned, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Presumed reprint, lacking the "A" on title page verso. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper. Forms part of the author's Sac Prairie Saga.





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