The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (1943) hardcover book


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Ambrose Bierce- The Devil's Dictionary

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company. Fourth printing February 1943 (first published in 1911 by Albert & Charles Boni, Inc.). Hardcover. 8vo. Red boards with blue line drawing of devil on front board and blue titular lettering on the spine). Smudging to the upper edge of the front end-page (see photos). Previously removed (for the most part though some remnants...remain) sticker to the front paste-down (see photos). 376pp. Tearing to the upper right-hand corner of the final two rear end-pages (see photos). Light cracking to front and rear hinges (see photos). Toning to pages (due to [in my humble opinion] the publisher scrimping on acid-free pages [apparently]). Pages are fragile due to aforementioned scrimping. Still quite readable and very charming in appearance (to those goths who have no intention of using this book as anything other than decoration...which is totes's a dictionary after all. Do goths have time to read such things betwixt eyeliner tutorials, 80's New Wave bands and crying ...? they don't).

Take a break from the Bauhaus and buy this book. It'll look good on your coffin shaped bookshelf. Trust us.

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