(#164226) VILLAGE YEAR: A SAC PRAIRIE JOURNAL. August Derleth.

VILLAGE YEAR: A SAC PRAIRIE JOURNAL. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., [1941]. Octavo, pp. [i-x] xi [xii] [1-2] 3-313 [314] [315-316: blank], Illustrations by Frank Utpatel, endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and blue, top edge stained blue. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth on the half title page. Derleth's first book collecting material from the journal he kept daily for over forty years. Dedicated to his lifelong friend Hugo Schwenker, upon whom Sim in the Steve-Sim novels is modeled, the book collects many of Derleth's columns published in OUTDOORS, a magazine for which he served as contributing editor from 1934 to 1943. At his death, Derleth's journal totaled more than fifty million words. He "made extensive use of this journal material, both in these published volumes and in periodicals. In addition to his regular column in OUTDOORS magazine, which ran from 1934 to 1943, he published diary excerpts as 'Countryman's Daybook' in THE COUNTRY BOOK MAGAZINE, from 1942 to 1947. Portions of VILLAGE DAYBOOK and VILLAGE YEAR -- or entries similar to these -- appeared from 1945 to 1953 in THE PASSENGER PIGEON, a magazine of Wisconsin Bird Study, published by the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. During the period when Derleth's friend Karl Ganzlin edited the Sauk City PIONEER PRESS, from September 1950 to February 1954, he contributed a regular column to that newspaper; the 'Wisconsin Diary,' column Derleth wrote for the Madison CAPITAL-TIMES in the early 1960s was likewise based on his journals." - Wilson. Wilson 559. A very good copy in poor worn, torn, chipped and price-clipped dust jacket(#164226).

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