STILL IS THE SUMMER NIGHT. August Derleth.

STILL IS THE SUMMER NIGHT. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-6 [7-8] 9-356 [357-358: blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green and gold, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper in the year of publication: "For / Elsa Riesenberg / -- with sounds of crickets chirping / and memory of lamp lit rooms -- / and every best wish, / Sincerely, August Derleth / Sauk City, Wisconsin, May 21 '37." Derleth's first Sac Prairie novel, a bittersweet tale of a love affair between a young man and his brother's wife set on farm in rural Wisconsin between 1882 and 1885, that he began writing in 1929. Wilson 552. Recipient's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Light wear to lower front corner tip, a bright, clean, very good copy in good dust jacket priced $2.50 on the front flap with wear along top and bottom edges and lightly faded spine panel. (#164217).

Price: $250.00

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