Bierce, Ambrose THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL and Other Essays
San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Mild edgewear, rubbing to covers, hint of darkening to spine, offsetting to the endsheets, else near fine in green cloth lettered in gilt to front cover and spine, with sundial device in black to the cover and in gilt to the spine; lacking dust jacket.
Selection of pieces "written for various California journals and periodicals," gathered, and with a preface by, S.O. Howes. Treated with Bierce's wonted wit are a wide range of subjects, including the death penalty, dreams, writers of dialect, and dogs.