A word book, straight up, with a twist The Devil's Dictionary is an American classic. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a wicked edge to his tongue, gained from seeing the world early and cynically as it really was, Ambrose Bierce, friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of America's first great writers and journalists. His razor-sharp wit and underlying ...
A word book, straight up, with a twist The Devil's Dictionary is an American classic. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a wicked edge to his tongue, gained from seeing the world early and cynically as it really was, Ambrose Bierce, friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of America's first great writers and journalists. His razor-sharp wit and underlying rage against hypocrisy is perfectly complemented by Ralph Steadman's equally incisive pen and ink illustrations. Adore, v..t. To venerate expectantly. Bride, n. A woman with a great future behind her Corporation, n. An ingenious device for securing individual profit without individual responsibility. Debauchee, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.
Fine. Hardcover with the original slipcase, red leather spine and black cloth covers, marble-decorated end-papers, Limited Edition of 1500 copies, this is Copy Number 226 and is signed by woodcut-illustrator Fritz Kredel, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, slipcase quite attractive but for a 1/2-inch seam-split at the top corner, no other significant flaws; Signed by Illustrator.
Fritz Kredel. Fine. 4to. Signed by Illustrator Limited to 1500 copies, this is copy 303. Signed by the illustrator. Quarter red leather over black cloth with a few gilt accents and gilt lettered spine. A fine copy in fine slipcase.
Fritz Kredel. Near Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase. Tall octavo (6-3/4" x 11-1/4") bound in red cowhide-backed black linen gold-stamped with an ornament by Fritz Kredel; 256 pages. Printed at the Stinehour Press. With an introduction by Louis Kronenberger and illustrations by Fritz Kredel including 20 part-page woodcuts hand-colored by pochoir at the Walter Fischer Studio. Copy #333 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
Very Good+, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A limited edition published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.; 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Written by a man very much involved in life and much offended by the crudity found therein. Never at a loss to respond to what conflicted his morality we find him humorous or extremely thoughtful, and thought provoking in his responses. An easy read that will stay with you.
Oct 2, 2008
HALF A LOAF - Is it really better?
This adaptation by Gahan Wilson is a disappointment. It represents no more than five percent of Bierce's work of the same name. I feel that Alibris should have more clearly indicated that this book is an adaptation. If they did, I missed it.
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