Some of the most chilling and macabre tales in the English language can be attributed to American journalist and short story writer Ambrose Bierce. Written in and around the time of the Civil War, this book includes "A Horseman in the Sky", "Chickamauga", "The Applicant", "A Holy Terror", "An Occurence at owl Creek Bridge"--perhaps his most famous ...
Some of the most chilling and macabre tales in the English language can be attributed to American journalist and short story writer Ambrose Bierce. Written in and around the time of the Civil War, this book includes "A Horseman in the Sky", "Chickamauga", "The Applicant", "A Holy Terror", "An Occurence at owl Creek Bridge"--perhaps his most famous story of all--and 21 other disturbing tales. This message about the horrors of war lives on vividly to this day. **Lightning Print On Demand Title
Very Good. No Jacket, As Issued. Book Limited edition. Hard bound in full leather with raised bands to spine edge. Decorative gilt to boards and spine edge. Gilt to all page edges. Silk end pages and ribbon bookmark. A very nice copy with only the most minor wear.
Used-Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket) Tidy copy in tight binding; pictral boards, worn at edges and rubbed on spine, with balding cloth at head and foot of spine. Pages neat and well preserved, with adverts on end papers.
Fine. Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1979. Limited edition. Leather bound. 280 pp. Bound in full, gilt stamped, blue leather; all edges gilt with moire endpapers. Includes Notes from the Editors.
Good. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Solid copy of the expanded edition of the collection of short stories, clean bar some minor early page spotting. Some wear to burgundy cloth covers with some shadowing to the rear.
Very Good. No Jacket. 1898, First American edition of this collection. Hardcover, short 8vo., original maroon cloth, gilt title. Very Good. Slight lean to the spine; light wear to corners and spine ends; rubbing to the right edge of the front board; clean text; sound binding.
Good. First of this edition with 3 stories added, 1898. Red cloth hardcover with gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 362 pp. + ads., clean unmarked text, Good copy, a bit of splitting to the inner hinges at the endpapers, age-toning to the pages and page-edges, wear to the edges of the book's covers incluying some fraying or loss at the tips, no dust jacket. Book housed in protective mylar.
First UK edition, previously published in the US as Tales of Soldiers and Civilians in 1891, very good in the original blue cloth. The outside covers of the book are fresh and bright, with just a slight spine slant. There is a small pull at the bottom of the front endpaper (about quarter-sized), where the colored portion of the paper has stuck to the front pastedown. The blank second front endpaper is clipped at the top right, less than 1" down from the top and over about 3, " so that there is a roughly rectangular piece missing at top right. The paper covering the rear hinge is cracked, but the hinge is tight. 32 pages of ads at rear dated 1891 (the ads are uncut). A decent copy of the first issue of this book under the title Bierce preferred.
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