SHAPES OF CLAY. Ambrose Bierce.

SHAPES OF CLAY. San Francisco: W. E. Wood, Publisher, 1903. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xiv [xv-xvi] [1] 2-396 397-400: blank] [note: final blank excised], flyleaf at front, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of Bierce), original pictorial blue green cloth, front panel stamped in purple and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Boldly signed by Bierce in pencil on the front flyleaf. Along with BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER (1892), the major repository of Bierce's poetry. BAL 1122 (noted state 1). Starrett 17. Upper front corner tip bruised, inner front hinge just a bit tender (due to the method of binding, not abuse), a bright, nearly fine copy. A sharp copy of a (#152436)green cloth slipcase. (#115031).

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