1946 Hardcover Book, Before The Sun Goes Down, Elizabeth Metzger Howard, First Edition, Literature, Fiction, Historical Novel

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1946 Hardcover Book, Before The Sun Goes Down, Elizabeth Metzger Howard, First Edition, Literature, Fiction, Historical Novel

A hardcover book by Elizabeth Metzger Howard and is entitled The Sun Goes Down. This is a 1946 First Edition. The book's hardcover is red with the title on the spine in gold within a black box.

On an August day in 1880, Dr. Dan Field returned from a long vigil over a childbirth case, leaned against a pillar of his big brick house and gazed into the drowsy afternoon, and into his own acute awareness of the town about him. He knew every man, woman, and child in Willowspring; he had, indeed, ushered a good many of them into the world, though he himself was only forty-two. Every eligible girl had set her cap for him; all wondered why a bachelor should want such a mansion.

Winner of the Doubleday, MGM prize novel award.

8 ½ x 5 ½ inches
378 pages
No Dust Jacket
Published by Doubleday & Company -- 1946 --- First Edition

This book is in Used but Very Good condition. It has no rips or tears. Pages are lightly foxed (yellowed) due to age and there is a signature and date of a previous owner on inside front flyleaf. The book's spine is tight and the book shows shelf wear along the bottom and on the corners.

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