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Literary Guild of America, NY, 1937. Black cloth, embossed front cover, deckled pages, gilt letters. Spine bumping, hd & ft, corners. Small p.o. address label to top of fff. No other markings. Both endpapers are yellowed, with a dark spot in the middle on the back hinge. Spine is lightly sub-faded, but gilt lettering is still bright & legible. 332 pages.
Archie Binns (July 30, 1899 – June 28, 1971) was an American author, born in Port Ludlow, Washington, who attended high school in Shelton, Washington. He graduated from Stanford University in 1921.
Though strongly influenced by his Pacific Northwest upbringing, Binns moved to New York, NY in the 1920s. He returned to Seattle in the 1940's, and taught creative writing at the University of Washington, at Western Washington State College, and at Skagit Valley College.
Binns' first wife Mollie died in 1954. He retired to Sequim, WA in 1964, where he continued to write until his death from a stroke.