Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. 12-vol. set (Complete) [THE AUTHOR'S EDITION] [SIGNED]
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. 12-vol. set (Complete) [THE AUTHOR'S EDITION] [SIGNED]
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. 12-vol. set (Complete) [THE AUTHOR'S EDITION] [SIGNED]

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. 12-vol. set (Complete) [THE AUTHOR'S EDITION] [SIGNED]

New York; Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1909-1912. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/25. Quarto (9 x 6 1/2"). Original 3/4 crushed morocco over cloth, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. First volume with limitation page numbered and signed by Ambrose Bierce, and tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Title page of each volume within ornamental border by Frederick Polley.

A handsome set of the writings of the acerbic journalist and writer who disappeared in Revolution-torn Mexico in 1913 while traveling with rebel troops.

- Volume 1: "Ashes of the Beacon," "The Land Beyond the Blow," "For the Ahkoond," "John Smith, Liberator," "Bits of Autobiography."

- Volume 2: "In the Midst of Life" (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians)

- Volume 3: "Can Such Things Be?," "The Ways of Ghosts," "Soldier-Folk," "Some Haunted Houses"

- Volume 4: "Shapes of Clay," "Some Ante-mortem Epitaphs," "The Scrap Heap"

- Volume 5: "Black Beetles in Amber," "The Mummery," "On Stone"

- Volume 6: "The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter," "Fantastic Fables," "Fables from "Fun"," "Aesopus Emendatus," "Old Saws with New Teeth," "Fables in Rhyme"

- Volume 7: "The Devil's Dictionary"

- Volume 8: "Negligible Tales," "The Parenticide Club," 'The Fourth Estate," "The Ocean Wave," "On with the Dance!," "Epigrams"

- Volume 9: "Tangential Views"

- Volume 10: "The Opinionator," "The Reviewer," "The Controversialist," "The Timorous Reporter," "The March Hare"

- Volume 11: "Antepenultimata"

- Volume 12: "In Motley: Kings of Beasts," "Two Administrations," "Miscellaneous"

One of only 25 numbered and signed sets, of which this is No. 4.

Sporadic and minor rubbing along edges of bindings. Previous owner's Ex-Libris (James A. Young) on inside of front cover of vols. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Minor and sporadic rubbing at top edges. Bindings in overall good to very good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42131

Price: $4,000.00

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