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UPDATE: This item has been recovered.

The following disappeared in postal transit from San Francisco to New York:

(Bierce, Ambrose). The Dance of Death. By William Herman [pseudonym].  Author's Copy. [San Francisco: Printed by Bosqui and Co.], 1877. "Authors Edition" [i.e. first edition].  Original green cloth, blocked in black and gold, all edges stained red (BAL's binding "B"), back cover lightly marked but an excellent, bright copy.The misprint "burn" for "burning" on p. 24 is corrected by hand. Provenance: James Tufts, managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and a friend of Bierce. BAL 1104-1105, p. 226    

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