BIERCE, AMBROSE. 1842-1913.
Shapes of Clay. San Francisco: W.E. Wood, 1903.
Original burgundy cloth stamped in gilt and lavender, t.e.g. Faint dampstain in upper margin of final signatures, light shelfwear, a particularly attractive copy.
Provenance: Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("A.G.B.") pasted in. The letter, dated January 4, 1892, and written to accompany an advance copy of In the Midst of Life, implores the recipient not to "give it away" as the book had not yet been published. Starrett 17.