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    [Ambrose Bierce]. Nuggets and Dust. Panned out in California by Dod Grile. Collected and Loosely Arranged by J. Milton Sloluck. London: Chatto and Windus, [1873].

    First edition of Bierce's second book. Small octavo (6.375 x 4.125 inches; 162 x 104 mm.). [4, ads], 175, [1, blank], [10, ads] pages. With advertisements on the insides of the wrappers.

    Original pale yellow wrappers printed in color. Some subtle finger soiling. Binding slightly soiled, with bits of loss to lower corners and spine panel (exposing quires). Front wrapper starting at foot but still holding tight. Overall a very good copy.

    A charming copy of this scarce compilation of sketches, stories, and witticisms, with Bierce applying his unique brand of humor and sardonic world view to the California Gold Rush.


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