A Letter and Likeness . . . 1875. AMBROSE BIERCE.

A Letter and Likeness . . . 1875.

Publisher: No place: Privately Printed for Harvey Taylor, [circa 1930].
Edition: First edition. On the verso of the front wrapper is written, apparently in the hand of Harvey Taylor "Number 4. / Harvey Taylor."
Bibliographical References: BAL 1145.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 24935


Single sheet folded to make four pages, with a three-page photographic facsimile of an Ambrose Bierce letter tipped in. On the front wrapper is printed "Ten Copies Issued for Presentation by Harvey Taylor."


A comic letter in the third person ("Miss Bierce presents her compliments to her old friend Mr. Rearden . . . ") Bierce wrote to his friend T. H. Rearden, dated December 28, 1875, thanking him for a cup sent to Bierce's baby daughter. Little is recorded about Harvey Taylor or why he had this facsimile made. ¶ From the library of Burton Weiss.

Price: $450.00

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