The Book of Vale Nancy Springer 1982,83 BCE HB DJ Pub. Nelson Doubleday, Inc. This epic volume includes the two last books of Nacy Springer's popular Book of Isle series, which began with The White Hart. In The Black Beast, we venture into the land of Vale, where we follow the stirring saga of two princes of the kingdom of Melior. HB BCE with DJ and has 340 pages.DJ: Near New/tiny edge wear-marks, Covers: Like New/tiny tiny marks, Pages: Like New.