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Item 2115 - Ambrose Bierce Typed Letter Signed Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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American writer (1842–c.1914) best known for the classic short story ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.’ Bierce mysteriously disappeared in 1913 while traveling with Pancho Villa’s troops during the Mexican Revolution. TLS, one page, 6 x 6, November 18, 1911. Letter to Mr. Newbegin, in part: “I have Mr. Neale’s assurance in writing that ‘all Mr. Newbegin’s books have been sent to him by freight. I should have ‘reported progress’ before but have been in bed for three weeks, helpless with lumbago. It is now feared that I may recover. I trust that all is now right between you and Neale, and that the incident has left no unfriendly feeling in either of you.” Nicely double-matted and framed with a head-and-shoulders portrait of Bierce to an overall size of 17.75 x 12.5. In fine condition, with scattered creasing and central vertical and horizontal folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). A close friend of Bierce for over a decade, Walter Neale was responsible for publishing Bierce’s massive twelve-volume Collected Works in 1909 through his own Neale Publishing Company. The two remained friends until Bierce’s disappearance in 1913, after which Neale published the biography Life of Ambrose Bierce. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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