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    Bierce's Most Enduring Work, Inscribed to a Famous Correspondent,
    Civil War Tales from the Author of
    A Cynic's Wordbook

    Ambrose Bierce. Tales of Soldiers & Civilians. San Francisco: E. L. G. Steele, 1891.

    First edition. Inscribed by the Bierce across the title page: "Charles Michelson / with compliments of / the author / St. Helena, Cal. / Aug. 30, 1892." Octavo. 300 pp.

    Publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine.
    Cloth slightly bubbled, light soiling to the sheet edges, else an excellent, near fine copy. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase.

    Bierce's first collection of short stories and his most famous work, containing among others An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Charles Michelson was a famous adventurer and correspondent for William Randolph Hearst.

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