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  • Bulwer Lytton, Edward; illustrated by F. C. Yohn.
    THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.

    Edition: First printing with these illustrations.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Scribner's Classic series, illustrated by F.C. Yohn with a pasted-on cover illustration, pictorial endpapers and title page plus 9 inserted color plates (the color plate pasted on the dustjacket is different from that of the book and reproduces the plate at pg 150.) A beautiful edition of this classic set in the days of the Roman Empire and early Christianity. viii, 425 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with full color plate and gilt lettering on the spine in a good only dust jacket. (minor foxing to edge of texblock, unobtrusive gift inscription, dustjacket has signifcant edgewear, tape repairs to interior at end of spine.)

    Book ID: 34882
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  • THE NIGHT VILLA. by Goodman, Carol.
    Goodman, Carol.
    THE NIGHT VILLA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Ballantine, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A novel of "romance, intrigue and treachery" set in Pompeii in Italy where classics professor Sophie Chase finds herself caught up in the mystery of a slave girl buried under the volcanic ashes of the Villa della Norte. SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp plus a reader's guide. ISBN: 978-034547600.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual light toning to the pages, no creases)

    Book ID: 69943
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  • POMPEII. by Harris, Robert.
    Harris, Robert.
    POMPEII.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Harris's very highly praised novel about the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79."What makes this novel all but unputdownable...is the bravura fictional flair that crackles through it. Brilliantly evoking the doomed society pursuing its ambitions and schemes in the shadow of a mountain that nobody knew was a volcano . . . Fast-paced twists and turns alternate with nightmarish slow-motion scenes (desperate figures struggling to wade thigh-deep through slurries of pumice towards what they hope will be safety). . . It is hard to imagine a more thoroughgoingly enjoyable thriller. (London Sunday Times) SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-091779251.

    Condition: Good in a very good dustjacket (some spine slant, toning to the pages and foxing to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 85149
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  • Warner, Charles D. (1829-1900)
    SAUNTERINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover first edition - An account of travels through Europe by this American essayist and writer. He begins with looking at the differences between Paris and London, and blames the English Channel for them ("Almost everything is laid to the Channel: it has no friends. The sailors call it the nastiest bit of water in the world. All travelers anathematize it. I have now crossed it three times in different places, by long routes and short ones, and have always found it as comfortable as any sailing anywhere, sailing being one of the most tedious and disagreeable inventions of a fallen race." Also includes chapters on the Low Countries and Rhineland, the…

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    Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover first edition - An account of travels through Europe by this American essayist and writer. He begins with looking at the differences between Paris and London, and blames the English Channel for them ("Almost everything is laid to the Channel: it has no friends. The sailors call it the nastiest bit of water in the world. All travelers anathematize it. I have now crossed it three times in different places, by long routes and short ones, and have always found it as comfortable as any sailing anywhere, sailing being one of the most tedious and disagreeable inventions of a fallen race." Also includes chapters on the Low Countries and Rhineland, the Alps, Bavaria, Ravenna, Rome, Vesuvius and more. 289 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in purple cloth (spine extremely sunned, prev owner's name and date of 1872 on front endpaper in pencil.)

    Book ID: 48002
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  • LOCADIO'S APPRENTICE. by Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
    Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
    LOCADIO'S APPRENTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical novel about a young doctor's apprentice in ancient Pompeii. The first book for young adults by this author who is best known for her science fiction & fantasy books. Glossary. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-060266376.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to dj.

    Book ID: 78120
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