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  • THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. by Chase, Marilyn.
    Chase, Marilyn.
    THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books…

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    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle Notes and bibliography. Illustrated with photographs, 276 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504966.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52555
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  • Hillerman, Tony
    THE FIRST EAGLE.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.). Mystery involving Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn (now retired and taking on a job as a private investigator) and Jim Chee. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1097853.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47781
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  • Hillerman, Tony
    THE FIRST EAGLE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1998. dj. Hardcover - A Navaho mystery with Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. ISBN: 0-06-0175818.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21125
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  • Hillerman, Tony
    THE FIRST EAGLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery involving Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn (now retired and taking on a job as a private investigator) and Jim Chee. ISBN: 0-06-0175818.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37790
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  • Irwin, Wallace
    CHINATOWN BALLADS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Duffield, 1906. Hardcover first edition - Stereotypical ballads depicting Chinese American life in San Francisco's Chinatown - but these also deal with some very real events - the bubonic plague which hit San Francisco in 1900 (and which first affected Chinatown) and the earthquake of 1906. Illustrated with eight glossy plates from drawings by E.C. Peixotto. 81 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated beige cloth - missing front endpaper, some edge tears to pages, other wear.

    Book ID: 40826
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