Lot 42 of 515:
Bierce takes on leaders of industry, church and state  

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Fantastic Fables

Bierce, Ambrose

New York

G.P. Putnam's Sons



[2], xi, [1], 194 + [4] ad pp. (8vo) original tan cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in black red, blue, and gilt. First Edition, First Printing.

First edition of these fables and brief sketches by the American master of dry wit. This is BAL's first printing, with advertisements at rear beginning "By Anna Fuller." The elaborately decorated cover, with a king and a cat regarding one another on the front cover and a crimson candle (from the second anecdote) on the backstrip, is striking. BAL 1120. Starrett 16. Wright, III: 522.

Lot Amendments

Some shelf wear, spine and covers soiled; some offsetting on endpapers; overall very good.

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