THE TIMBER BEAST.
Edition: First printing (with both the "A" and the seal on the copyright page).
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Binn moved to New York City in the 1920s, many of his novels - including this, his seventh, - were influenced by his Pacific Northwest upbringing. The story of an old time logger living in the Puget Sound area, his young second wife and his two sons, this reveals the growth - and the changes - of the Northwest. A contemporary review in The Atlantic noted that "The biggest character to emerge from the book is Charley Dow, the logging operator who is a throwback to Americas day of the most rugged individualism. Mr. Binns admires nothing about him (certainly not his attitude toward labor) except his tremendous energy and implacable determination. [Yet,] the contrast between the brutally direct industrialist Dow and the sly, cruel banker Martin Darling is all in favor of Charley." 345 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some overall edgewear to the dj, original price of $2.75 still present)