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First edition, sm. 8vo., original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in blue and red, advertisements front and rear, London, Chatto and Windus. BAL 1099. What was once a very good copy now compromised by a vertical split to the middle of the spine, separating a fragile book into 2 fragile halves, housed in a clamshell box. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Nuggets and Dust panned out in California by...
Año de publicación: 1873
Descripción ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condición: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Nº de ref. del artículo: 153430152
Descripción Chatto and Windus, Publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten.) n.d. ., London, 1873. Small octavo, pp. [i-iv] [i-v] vi  10-175 [176: blank] [1-8: ads dated 1873], true endpapers at rear imprinted with publisher's ads, original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in black, red and blue. First edition. The author's second book. A collection of stories, sketches, epigrams, quips and witticisms. In general the seventeen very short stories, grouped together as "Crazy Tales," are satirical; revenge and death are frequent themes. Bierce's first short story, "The Haunted Valley," was published in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in 1871. "On Christmas Day of that year he married Mollie Day of San Francisco and several months later they went to England. During the next four years Bierce was on the staff of FUN . In 1872 he published, under the pseudonym of 'Dod Grile' and in confessed collaboration with Satan, THE FIEND'S DELIGHT, a 'cold collation of diabolisms,' and [in 1873] NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA. Both books were collections of mordantly humorous sketches he had contributed to various California journals, while two years later a third volume, COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL, containing many articles that first appeared in FUN, established the reputation of 'Bitter Bierce' as a vitriolic wit." - DAB. BAL 1099 (noted printing B without table of contents leaf [pages (vii)-viii]; terminal endpaper b; no sequence established). Starrett 2. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks III, p. 33. Baird and Greenwood 251. At some point this copy was bound with front and rear covers preserved into a binding of some sort (no longer present) with its fore and bottom edges trimmed and top edge gilded. It is now disbound. Spine panel missing, two creases to lower right corner of front cover, a bright, sound, good copy of a fragile book which had no hardbound issue and has never been reprinted. Bierce's scarcest book. In a custom cloth traycase. (#135545). Nº de ref. del artículo: 135545