SAC PRAIRIE PEOPLE. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Stanton & Lee: Publisher, 1948. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-322 [323: colophon] [324: blank], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green and gold. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth to Joseph F. Hartdegen on front free endpaper. A collection of short fiction set in rural Wisconsin. Collects eighteen short stories and two novelettes, including the midwestern Gothic "Where the Worm Dieth Not" (aka "The Sinister Shadow"). 2000 copies printed. Wilson 542. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket priced $3.00 on front flap with touch of rubbing at edges and some dust soiling to rear panel. Variant jacket with rear panel printed in brown and picture of Derleth reclined on his back credited to David Bachhuber. (#129466).
"Two thousand copies of this book have been printed ..." on colophon page.