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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76529
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76264
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  • 1906: A Novel. by Dalessandro, James.
    Dalessandro, James.
    1906: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel inspired by the earthquake and fire in San Francisco in 1906. Afterword. 361 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-43130.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47300
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  • FIRE AND FOG by Day, Dianne
    Day, Dianne
    FIRE AND FOG

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Fremont Jones mystery, set in San Francisco in the days following the Great Earthquake of 1906. INSCRIBED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-475500.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 80060
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  • FIRE AND FOG by Day, Dianne
    Day, Dianne
    FIRE AND FOG

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Fremont Jones mystery, set in San Francisco in the days following the Great Earthquake of 1906. INSCRIBED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-475500.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74345
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  • FIRE AND FOG by Day, Dianne
    Day, Dianne
    FIRE AND FOG

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Fremont Jones mystery, set in San Francisco in the days following the Great Earthquake of 1906. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-475500.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51431
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  • FIRE AND FOG by Day, Dianne
    Day, Dianne
    FIRE AND FOG

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Fremont Jones mystery, set in San Francisco in the days following the Great Earthquake of 1906. SIGNED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-475500.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 59680
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44152
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 67479
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  • Follett, Ken.
    THE HAMMER OF EDEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel in which terrorists threaten to set off a man-made earthquake in California. ISBN: 0-609-603086.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27456
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  • Follett, Ken.
    THE HAMMER OF EDEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel in which terrorists threaten to set off a man-made earthquake in California. Special hardcover "preview edition" with gold seal on front of dust jacket. ISBN: 0-609-603086.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 11511
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  • FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life. by Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., (1935). Hardcover first edition - The memoirs of an 20th century Japanese feminist and one of the first women elected to the Diet of Japan. She was best known as a pioneer in the birth control movement and a strong supporter of labour reform. Born into a family of samurai, she married a young baron at an early age, and they began their life together at the Miike coal fields in Japan and she witnessed first hand the hardships endured by the miners. In 1922, she was Margaret Sanger's guide during her first trip to Japan. Illustrated with photographs in black and white. 373 pp.

    Condition: Good only in beige cloth with an illustrated pasted on label on the front cover, and a title label on the spine. (fraying to the sides of the spine, other wear.)

    Book ID: 55722
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  • AGADIR. by Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    AGADIR.

    Edition: First printing (limited edition.)

    Pittsburgh: Byblos Editions II, (1979.). Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem describing the events of the 1960 earthquake in Southern Morocco that detroyed the city of Agadir, Preface by William Jay Smith; translated from the Swedish by Smith and Leif Sjoberg. One of only 230 copies, Illustrated with a sepia-toned frontispiece by William Libby (details from the frontispiece are used in the book to separate sections. 55 pp. Fine in marble covered boards with linen spine. No dust jacket, likely as issued. One of 230 copies. With a

    Condition: Near fine in red and gold marbleized papers with a black linen cloth spine,gilt lettering, in the original acetate wrapper (gift inscription on front endpaper, tear to acetate wrapper.)

    Book ID: 41494
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  • FRACTURE. by Miller, Susan Cummins.
    Miller, Susan Cummins.
    FRACTURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth mystery featuring geologist Frankie MacFarlane and her fiance, private investigator Philo Dain, just back from Afghanistan. Set in Tucson, Arizona and along the fractured California coast. Finalist for the Willa Award / Women Writing the West. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0896726857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72006
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  • SAN FRANCISCO: MAGIC CITY by Older, Mrs Fremont (Cora Older)
    Older, Mrs Fremont (Cora Older)
    SAN FRANCISCO: MAGIC CITY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Longmans Green, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look back at the history and people of San Francisco from the 1906 earthquake and fire (and earlier) to the building of the bridges to the beatniks, Illustrated with twenty black and white photographs. Index. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket (bookplate)

    Book ID: 45391
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  • SAN FRANCISCO: MAGIC CITY by Older, Mrs Fremont (Cora Older)
    Older, Mrs Fremont (Cora Older)
    SAN FRANCISCO: MAGIC CITY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Longmans Green, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look back at the history and people of San Francisco from the 1906 earthquake and fire (and earlier) to the building of the bridges to the beatniks, Illustrated with twenty black and white photographs. Index. 279 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48218
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  • ALL STORIES ARE LOVE STORIES. by Percer, Elizabeth.
    Percer, Elizabeth.
    ALL STORIES ARE LOVE STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of survival, loss and longing - on Valentine's Day two major earthquakes hit San Francisco within an hour, devasting the city and its primary entrance points. This is the story of just a few of those affected. SIGNED on the title page. 348 pp. ISBN: 9780062275950.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 66609
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  • THE INCENSE GAME. by Rowland, Laura Joh.
    Rowland, Laura Joh.
    THE INCENSE GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 16th book in her award-winning series featuring investigator Sano Ichiro and set in late 17th and early 18th century Japan. This begins in 1703. in Edo, as it rocked by a massive earthquake. 290 pp. ISBN: 974-0-312-658533.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 74659
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