Item #30343 Fantastic Debunking Fables [Little Blue Book No. 1081]. Ambrose Bierce.

Fantastic Debunking Fables [Little Blue Book No. 1081]

Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius, [1926]. First edition thus. 32mo, saddle-stapled in light blue wraps. Gibbs 1081, in the LBB (b) binding. Joshi & Schwarz A-11A.

One of 10 Ambrose Bierce books republished by Haldeman-Julius, this one of the scarcer titles in the series. The copyright page lists the 1911 date in which it appeared in the Neale Publishing Company collected edition, but this edition was published in 1926 - 12 years after Bierce's disappearence in Mexico.

This edition includes the following works - “Moral Principle and Material Interest.” 3-4 “The Crimson
Candle.” 4-5 “The Ingenious Patriot.” 5-6 “Escutcheon and Ermine.” 6 “Officer and Thug.” 7
Two Kings.” 7-8 “The Conscientious Official.” 8 “The Moral Sentiment.” 8-9 “How Leisure Came.”
9 “The Politicians.” 10 “The Christian Serpent.” 10 “The Thoughtful Warden.” 10 “Treasury and
Arms.” 11-2 “The Broom of the Temple.” 12 “The Critics.” 12-3 “A Call to Quit.” 13-4 “The
Discontented Malefactor.” 14 “Father and Son.” 14 “The Foolish Woman.” 14-5 The Lassoed Bear.”
15-6 “A Protagonist of Silver.” 16 “Man and Lightning.” 16-7 “The Wooden Guns.” 17 “The Holy
Deacon.” 17-8 “A Hasty Settlement.” 18 “The Ineffective Rooter.” 18-9 “The Poet’s Room.” 19-20
“Noser and Note.” 20-1 “Lion and Rattlesnake.” 21 “Cat and King.” 21“Alderman and Raccoon.” 22
“The Literary Astronomer.” 22 “The Reform School Board.” 23 “The Man with No Enemies.” 23
“The Angel’s Tear.” 24-5 “The City of Political Distinction.” 25 “The Flying Machine.” 26 “The Party
Over There.” 26-7 “The Poet of Reform.” 27-8 “The Unchanged Diplomatist.” 28-9 The Ashes of
Madame Blavatsky.” 29 “The Opossum of the Future.” 29-30 “The Life-Saver.” 30 “The Pavior.”
31 “The Australian Grasshopper.” 31-2 “The Tried Assassin.” 32-3 “An Invitation.” 33 “The Witch’s
Steed.” 33-4 “The Sagacious Rat.” 34 “Two Poets.” 34-5 “Legislator and Soap.” 35 “The Shadow of
The Leader.” 35 “The All-Dog.” 35 “The Farmer’s Friend.” 36 “The Bumbo of Jiam.” 36-7 “The
Thistles upon the Grave.” 37 “A Causeway.” 37-8 “Alarm and Pride.” 38 “The Honest Cadi.” 38-9
“Physicians Two. 39 “A Matter of Method.” 40 “The Overlooked Factor.” 40 Kangaroo and Zebra.”
40-1 “A Radical Parallel.” 41 “The Returned Californian.” 41-2 “A Man of Principle.” 42 “The
Compassionate Physician.” 42-3 “A Prophet of Evil.” 43 “Two of the Damned.” 43-4 “The Austere
Governor.” 44 “The Penitent Elector.” 44-5 “Religions of Error.” 45 “The Tail of the Sphinx.” 46
“The Crew of the Lifeboat.” 46-7 “A Treaty of Peace.” 47 “The Faithful Cashier.” 48 “The Circular
Clew.” 48-9 “The Nightside of Character.” 49 “The Hardy Patriots.” 50 “The Devoted Widow.” 50-1
“The Humble Peasant.” 51-2 “The Various Delegation.” 52 “An Inflated Ambition.” 52-3 “The No
Case.” 53 “A Harmless Visitor.” 53-4 Judge and Rash Act.” 54 “Rejected Services.” 54-5 “The
Divided Delegation.” 55 “The Prerogative of Might.” 56 “At Large – One Temper.” 56-7 “Politicians
And Plunder.” 57 “Deceased and Heirs.” 57-8 “Man and Wart.” 58 “His Fly-Speck Majesty.” 59 “The
Pugilist’s Diet.” 59 “Old Man and Pupil.” 59-60 “A Forfeited Right.” 60 “Two Footpads.” 61 “An
Optimist.” 61-2 “Revenge.” 62 “Equipped for Service.” 62 “The Basking Cyclone.” 63 “Optimist and
Cynic.” 63-4 “A Valuable Suggestion.” 64 “The Taken Hand.” [Gibbs 1081].

Light toning to wraps and pages, front wrap pulling away from staples a bit, but still holding, else very good. Item #30343

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