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The Shield Of the Valiant

By Derleth, August




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The Shield of the Valiant

DERLETH, August

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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Price: $200.00


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The shield of the valiant

DERLETH, AUGUST

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 511; near fine in dust jacket with some minor creasing and a few short tears along edges. This copy inscribed, "For Waring Jones--One of my best--August Derleth," on the front free endpaper. Part of the Sac Prairie Saga.

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The Shield of the Valiant

DERLETH, August

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945., 1945. First edition. 8vo. Original gilt and green stamped black cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped). Very good-fine. No signatures or bookplates.. F. Hardcover.

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THE SHIELD OF THE VALIANT

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1945. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; 511 pages; Just a little rubbing and wear to the dust jacket. Signed by Derleth on the front free endpaper. ; Signed by Author .

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The Shield of the Valiant [Inscribed & Signed]

DERLETH, August

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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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. One of Derleth's Sac Prairie Saga, an interlinked series of novels, short stories, essays and poems detailing life in southwest Wisconsin, taken as a microcosm of the human experience. One of Derleth's own favorites among his many books. INSCRIBED by Derleth on the free endsheet: "Cordially, August Derleth". Hardcover, full black cloth, gold lines, green titling. Light wear to book; price-clipped jacket shows light rubbing, spine ends chipped, tiny edge tears, minor creasing. Text clean; [8], 511 pages.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945 Inscribed by author. Dust jacket price-clipped, has a few small tears/chips, edge wear, minor creases, minor scratches, rubbed corners/spine. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. No writing in text. . Signed by Author. Cloth. Very Good/Good.

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

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".

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Hard cover. Very Good. 0 Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. hb, vg bk/ gd dj, dj chipped, text clean and tight.

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribener's Sons. Hardcover. Dust jacket has chipping. one of the books in the sac prairie saga . Very Good. 1945. First Edition.

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

Scribiner's. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; Hardcover; No marks or writing, clean . tight binding; DJ not price clipped; blk cloth with grn lettering, minor . bump at spine edge, no sun fading; DJ has sm edge bumps at the spine edge, . in protective sleeve; NOT ex-library;. 1945. First Edition,. Hardcover. The continuing chronicle of the Sac Prairie life in Wisconsin; .

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

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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THE SHIELD OF THE VALIANT

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Good dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Black cloth with turquoise lettering and gold gilt rules, 511 pages. Sac Prairie Saga novel. Otherwise VG copy with scattered light colored staining/spotting to the cloth, and page edge foxing heaviest to the top edge [but the text is tight and clean and the hinges are not cracked] in chipped [spine head front corner and lower right corner of the front panel] edgeworn Dust Wrapper with light to moderate staining to the front panel. .

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THE SHIELD OF THE VALIANT

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. with no dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Black cloth with turquoise lettering and gold gilt rules, 511 pages. Sac Prairie Saga novel. Ex-lending library copy [usual flaws plus some dampstaining to the front portion of the book] in ex-lending library Dust Wrapper whose flaps have been affixed to the paste-downs of the book. .

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The Shield of the Valiant

Derleth, August

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. 511pp. Scribner A on the copyright page. Ciculation card on the flyleaf, libraryt stamp on title page. Clean text. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Mylar is taped onto the end paper.. First American Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Ex-Library.

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THE SHIELD OF THE VALIANT

Derleth, August

Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Good+ dust jacket; Usual x-lib. Markings. Small stains on the . bottom of first couple of pages.. 1945. Hardcover. Ex-Library; 8vo; 511 pages; "The central story is that of a banker's son who falls in love with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Theirs is a high-school friendship that ripens into love, although the parents of both young people - especially those of the boy - are opposed to the match. The girl goes to Chicago to work; the boy, after a brief session in his father's bank decides that the financial world is not for him, and after knocking around a bit, becomes the leader of a dance-band, in which his sweetheart subsequently stars as a singer." "The new novel in the Sac Prarie saga." -- .

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