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Chicago: F.J. Schulte & Co., 1892. - Gray cloth, printed in black. Frontis and plates by Theodor Hampe. Text printed in black and red. Cloth a bit foxed and lightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, clothbound issue, preceded by the copies in the two forms of printed wrappers. An important association copy, inscribed by Bierce on the half-title: "Lora Bierce from Ambrose." The recipient of the inscription was the wife of his brother Albert Bierce's son Carleton ("Carlt") Bierce, and the party to whom Bierce sent some of his final letters from Laredo, prior to his departure for Mexico (after which he disappeared). The most famous of those letters read, in part: "Good-bye - if you hear of me being stood up against a Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. It beats old age, disease, or falling down the cellar stairs To be a Gringo in Mexico - ah, that is euthanasia!" BAL 1112. STARRETT A9. WRIGHT III:524.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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