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Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce - Hardcover - Revised Edition  - 1903 - from mdpinc Books (SKU: 019726)

Can Such Things Be?

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Can Such Things Be?

by Ambrose Bierce

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  • hardcover
Very Good/No Jacket
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Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1903. Revised Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is a first thus as there are NAP, but there was an edition in 1893 and the author states in the preface "Of some of the tales in this new and authorized edition the author wishes to explain that their appearance in other forms since the original edition of 1893 has been without his knowledge or assent." The book is clean, basically tight, square with sharp corners and internally unmarked, but there is a very small book plate and name stamp in the upper, fore corner of the front paste down. Although basically tight, there are no rear end papers and the mesh on the rear hinge is showing. The hinge is still pretty solid, but beginning to open at the top. It has 320, bright, clear pages. The boards are covered in brown cloth with bright gold titles stamped on the spine and front. There are white lines and a white question mark on the spine while the front board is outlined in white with a large white question mark in the center. This is a very nice looking book.


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Can Such Things Be?
Ambrose Bierce
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
Revised Edition
The Neale Publishing Company
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Date published
Short Stories (single author)
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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