PORTRAIT OF AMBROSE BIERCE. New York, London: The Century Co., . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv] xv-xvi [xvii-xviii] [1-2] 3-351 [352: blank], flyleaf at front, eight inserted plates, one folding facsimile, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial paper inlay on front panel. First edition. This biography was heavily revised by Frank Belknap Long at the request of his colleague H. P. Lovecraft who had done some work in Providence on the manuscript, but was too busy with other projects to continue rewriting De Castro's book. Spine panel wrinkled, spine lettering dull, former owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper with name partly eradicated, a reading copy. (#170156).
First printing so stated on copyright page.