Lot 194: Author: Bierce, Ambrose. Title: Fantastic Fables. Place Published: New York. Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Date Published: 1899. Description: xi, 194, (2 (ads)) pp. (8vo) original tan cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in black red, blue, and gilt. First Edition, Second Printing. First Edition, BAL's second printing, with updated advertisements, of these fables and brief sketches by the American master of dry wit. 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. Some faint rubbing and soiling, front hinge starting; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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