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Walden West

By Derleth, August




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Walden West [inscribed, with four signed letters]

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. Derleth's view of his small slice of Wisconsin as a microcosm revealing universal truths, inspired by Thoreau's 'Walden'. INSCRIBED by Derleth to Peoria educator, author and activist Julia Proctor White, with four typed signed letters to her, dated in February, March, and April of 1964. Evidently White, at the time of the correspondence in her late 80s, read a review of a collection of Derleth's journal entries and was inspired to offer him one of her books, for a young girl mentioned in the journals. Derleth points out that the entry was from the '40s and the young girl in question now has six children and perhaps the book would be better offered to the local school; Derleth then discusses Thoreau and Emerson, with whose work White was not familiar, to Derleth's astonishment (and dismay with modern education); she had read Derleth's Concord Rebel (on Thoreau); he assures her she will enjoy Walden West more, and that of course she must read Thoreau's Walden; with one letter Derleth enclosed a clipping of his column for the Madison Capital Times (included) and recommends Thoreau & Emerson readings; the final note comments on a Lowell quote Derleth had not previously seen (included is White's (carbon?) copy of the quote), and noting Lowell's quarrels with Emerson & Thoreau, ends "Such is the literary life, I believe -- I have kept out of it, I have preferred to be a provincial in my own corner without sycophants." All four letters are on Derleth's letterhead featuring a wood-engraving of a careening train by Frank Utpatel; the first, marked ad/rm was presumably dictated and typed by Roderick Meng, Derleth's assistant; the others we expect are self-typed as was Derleth's usual practice. They are on good bond paper, folded; most are numbered by White on the backs: "Derleth 1, Derleth 2, Derleth 3"; one is lightly tanned from the newspaper clipping. The book is INSCRIBED by Derleth to White, and shows only light wear, minor tanning and a staple stain to the front gutter (from the clipping); the jacket, minor rubbing mostly to the rear panel; near fine. A pleasing sequence, showing Derleth's willingness to engage with someone whom a person of lesser humanity would have seen as a nonentity.. Inscribed by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko. Small Octavo.

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Walden West (North Coast Books)

August Derleth

1992-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "Sincerely, August Derleth". Near Fine, tiny bump bottom corner front boards, in a Very Good dust jacket, small chips at spine ends, light rubbing and soiling. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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WALDEN WEST ..

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1961].. Octavo, pp. [i-x] xi-xiv [xv-xvi] xvii [xviii] [1-2] 3-262, woodcuts by Grisha Dotzenko, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green and gold. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Derleth. "A time came three decades ago, when I found I must choose between going out into the wider world or traveling widely in the microcosmos of Sac Prairie. I had been away from Sac Prairie scarcely half a year, immured in a city at editorial work, and I could ill bear separation from the village, the river, the hills, and the lowlands among which I had put down roots and with which I had come to terms of a sort ... When the opportunity came, I went back to Sac Prairie without regret ... I set about to write so that I might afford the leisure in which to improve my acquaintance with the setting and the inhabitants -- hills, trees, ponds, people, birds, animals, sun, moon, stars -- of the region I had chosen to inhabit, not as a retreat, but as a base of operations into a life more full in the knowledge of what went on in the woods as well as in the houses along the streets of Sac Prairie and in the human heart." - Derleth, "Prologue." "Using his chosen region as a backdrop, Derleth alternates between nostalgic evocations of childhood sights and sounds and vignettes of village men and women who shaped his memories ... Derleth ... felt that WALDEN WEST was among his best works; he labored on it painstakingly. A CAPITAL-TIMES article of 28 September 1961 reports that this book took fourteen years to write, unlike many of his others, which were written in a few weeks." - Wilson. Wilson 560. Adrian Homer Goldstone bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. A fine copy in very good dust jacket priced $4.95 on the front flap with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and light tanning. (#164229)

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Tape ghosts to inside covers and facing pages. Library sticker to dustjacket spine, wrapped in protective sleeve. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Walden West (North Coast Books)

August Derleth

1992-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. Derleth's view of his small slice of Wisconsin as a microcosm revealing universal truths, inspired by Thoreau's 'Walden'; Derleth notes it as one of his best books in 100 Books By August Derleth. SIGNED by Derleth, with "Best wishes", on the free endsheet. Hardcover, full black cloth, green titling, gilt decoration. Light wear to book; jacket shows light rubbing, minor edgewear, faint crease to tanned spine. Text clean; xvii, blank, 262 pages; woodcut illustrations.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko. Small Octavo.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Verona, Wisconsin : E. V. A. , 1961 First printing of the first edition, published simultaneously with the Duell, Sloan and Pearce edition. The Sac Prairie Saga. Faint toning to jacket spine, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.

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Walden West (A North Coast Book)

Derleth, August

University of Wisconsin Press. PAPERBACK. 0299135942 New Condition. . New.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. DJ has chipping to edges with some loss to spine tips. Price intact. Protected in mylar. Book is clean and tight with author's signature on front endpaper.. By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. 8vo.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce New York, 1961. Very good hardcover, very good dust jacket first edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko, woodcuts.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Hardcover. Very Good. E.V.A. (Verona, WI) 1961 hardcover. Cover and contents clean, binding tight. Name on flyleaf. Dust jacket shows minor wear.

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Walden West (North Coast Books)

August Derleth

University of Wisconsin Press, 1992-09-15. Paperback. Used:Good.

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WALDEN WEST

DERLETH, AUGUST

NEW YORK NY: DUELL, SLOAN, AND PEARCE. FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 1961. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: WOODCUTS BY GRISHA DOTZENKO. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HASA SMALL BIT OF CORNER WEAR WITH A SLIGHTLY DARKENED SPINE PANEL, SOMELIGHT WEAR AT THE HEEL OF THE SPINE PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. ANEXCELLENTL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK.. Keywords: WISCONSIN, SAC PRAIRIE, ABCDEF.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. August Derleth's picture of his Walden of the West is an extraordinary book, more truth than fact." 262 pages. signed by Derleth on first page. previous owner's name sticker on first page. no dustjacket. laid in is newspaper from Derleth's home town with article about him and this book. . Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko (woodcuts). 5 1/2 x 8 1/4".

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Walden West

August Derleth; Grisha Dotzenko (Illustrator)

Verona, WI: E.V.A. , 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. light shelf wear to the book a bit more wear to tips, corners and edges of the jacket. A clean, bright copy of what many consider to be Derleth's finest work. First printing, no others noted. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

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WALDEN WEST

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; 262 pages; Bookplate on inside front cover under jacket flap. Jacket with minor rubbing and wear, but appears to be seperated at the back panel and spine. In a mylar jacket protector. .

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Walden West (A North Coast Book)

Derleth, August

University of Wisconsin Press. PAPERBACK. 0299135942 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1961. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). $4.95 price on jacket. Inscribed by Derleth. Later printing. Darkening to jacket..

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1961. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). $4.95 price on jacket. Inscribed by Derleth. Later printing. One-inch tear to jacket..

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WALDEN WEST

DERLETH, AUGUST

VERONA, WI: E. V. A.. NEAR FINE IN FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 1961. HARDCOVER. ISBN: REPRINT OF THE DUELL, SLOAN AND PEARCE EDITION / WOODCUTS BY GRISHA. ISBN: DOTZENKO. BOOK IS ABOUT FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHERTHAN A BRUISE TO THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER AND AN OWNERSHIPINSCRIPTION ON THE HALF TITLE. D.J. IS FINE AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. ANEXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK.. Keywords: WISCONSIN, SAC PRAIRIE, ABCDEF.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, c1961. Hardcover. Very good condition in good d.j./good. Grisha Dotzenko. 262p. illus.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1961. Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover in price-clipped jacket. Inscribed by Derleth. Later printing..

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Walden West

Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961 August Derleth's picture of his Walden of the West is an extraordinary book, more truth than fact." 262 pages. Signed "Sincerely, August Derleth" on free front endpage. Previous owner's name and a women's first name inked, and small faint stain on, free front endpage, Several small brown spots on the black front cover.. Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Grisha Dotzenko (woodcuts). 5 1/2 x 8 1/4".

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Walden West

DERLETH, August

Verona, WI: E.V.A., n.y.. Hardcover. Illustrations by Grisha Dotzenko. 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering and gilt rules, pictorial dust jacket. xvii, 262pp. Several woodcuts. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Tight, attractive reprint edition of the Sac Prairie, Wisconsin writer's 1961 Midwest version of Thoreau's 1854 "Walden; or, Life in the Woods."

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Walden West (North Coast Books)

August Derleth

University of Wisconsin Press, 1992-09-15. Paperback. Good.

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WALDEN WEST

Derleth, August [illustrated with woodcuts by Grisha Dotzenko]

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1961]. Good with no dust jacket. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. 262 pages collecting essays on Sac Prairie [although H. P. Lovecraft is also mentioned in passing], illustrated with woodcuts. Good or better copy [spine heel lightly bumped, light-to-moderate soiling/staining to the bottom portion of the front board; the the contents are tight and clean and the hinges are not cracked] [lacking the Dust Wrapper]. .

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Used - Very Good. 1961. Hardcover. Cloth. 8vo. 262 pp. Some shelf wear and discoloration to dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Binding is tight, text clean and unmarked. Altogether very sound. Very Good. Dust Jacket is Very Good. (Subject: Americana & Regional History).

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Walden West

August Derleth

University of Wisconsin Press, 1992. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $10.19


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Walden West

August Derleth

University of Wisconsin Press, 1992. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Walden West

Derleth, August, Illustrated by Grisha Dorzenko

New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1961. Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. August Derleth's picture of his Walden of the west: Sac Prarie, Wisconsin is an extraordinary book more truth than fact. Good/Fair dust jacket w/moderate wear. No ownership markings. Illustrated w/WONDERFUL woodcuts by Grisha Dorzenko, Price unclipped, Clean, crisp & solid copy.

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Walden West.

DERLETH, August.

Verona:: E. V. A.,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. A reprint edition. Near fine in a near fine (light rubbing) dust jacket. .

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Verona, WI: E. V. A. , 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Grisha Dotzenko. 12mo. 262 pages. Hardcover in green and white dust jacket. DJ is moderately rubbed, with some light foxing at edges. Headcap of spine has a 1.5 inch long tear on the left side, with some crinkling. A small tear at foot of spine, which is sunned. Edges of text block are foxed. Text is clean and sound.

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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WALDEN WEST

Derleth, August

E.V.A, Verona, WI, 1961. 1st edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. Bookplate. Black cloth. Near Fine. Quantity Available: 1. Category: literature; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18308. .

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Verona, Wisconsin:: E.V.A.. Near Fine in Good (some chips and repaired tears) DJ.. (1961)..

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Walden West

Derleth, August

Verona, Wi: E. V. A. , 1961. HB. Black cloth, green lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, 262 pp. Portrait of Sac Prairie, Wisconsin. No marks in book, binding tight and covers clean. In a dust jacket that shows edge wear, one 1" closed tear. Book condition VG in VG- DJ.

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Walden West (A North Coast Book)

Derleth, August

University of Wisconsin Press. PAPERBACK. 0299135942 Mild shelf/reading wear. Almost very good condition. Binding good; pages unmarked. Orphans Treasure Box sells books to raise money for orphans and vulnerable kids. . Good.

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Walden West (A North Coast Book)

August Derleth

University of Wisconsin Press. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Price: $6.16