Mining Town by Nelle Eleanor Leaver (1946) first edition book


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Nelle Eleanor Leaver - Mining Town ("Nil Sine Numine")

Pasadena: Shaw Press, 1946. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth binding. 281 pp. Very good condition. Sharp boards, clean pages. No markings. Dust jacket is somewhat rubbed along corners, has some chipping along periphery (see photos). Leaver paints a darker, more realistic Western landscape than many of her cartoon-slinging contemporaries in the genre; more "crash and crumble" she promises--because this story's got zero guns and zero horses, and even fewer heroes.

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