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  • FAULT LINE. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set in Salt Lake City on the eve of the Olympics. INSCRIBED on the title page "To - - with thanks." Author's note. 307 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253508.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 56185
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  • AN EYE FOR GOLD. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    AN EYE FOR GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set mostly in the Nevada desert around Lovelock. INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's note. 387 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51364
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  • FAULT LINE. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set in Salt Lake City on the eve of the Olympics. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 307 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253508.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77806
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  • Gilliam, Harold.
    BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1969.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A discussion of the dangers threatening San Francisco Bay and also of its importance to the area, not just in terms of wildlife and water, but in terms of climate, the impact earthquakes can have on filled land, etc. An important work, still timely. Illustrated with man black and white photographs of the bay and the surrounding areas.151pp. with list of photographers

    Condition: SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words 'good reading.' Just about fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj, a couple of small holes.)

    Book ID: 27356
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  • BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay. by Gilliam, Harold.
    Gilliam, Harold.
    BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1969.). A discussion of the dangers threatening San Francisco Bay and also of its importance to the area, not just in terms of wildlife and water, but in terms of climate, the impact earthquakes can have on filled land, etc. An important work, still timely. Illustrated with man black and white photographs of the bay and the surrounding areas.151pp. with list of photographers.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease on back cover.)

    Book ID: 53507
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  • POLLY iN SOUTH AMERICA: The Polly Brewster Series #7. by Roy, Lillian Elizabeth.
    Roy, Lillian Elizabeth.
    POLLY iN SOUTH AMERICA: The Polly Brewster Series #7.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1924). Hardcover - An interesting series written for older girls, featuring Polly Brewster, who grew up on a ranch in Colorado, and her friend Eleanor Maynard, but who are now far removed from their roots. Only includes 6 previous titles on title page. While this is almost a travelogue, with a minimal plot, and the comments on what they find is often prejudiced, this book does includes a look at the effects of earthquakes and tsumanis, and an interesting glimpse of nitrate mining in the Bolivian coastal region of Antofagasta. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by H.S. Barbour. 280 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with yellow and dark blue lettering (slight spine slant, minor wear) , no dj.

    Book ID: 74779
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  • Stewart, W. Frank.
    PLEASANT HOURS IN AN EVENTFUL LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: John H. Carmany & Co., Printers, 1869. Hardcover first edition - A collection of mostly topical poems written over a period of many years by this newspaperman, originally from Kentucky, but who wandered through much of the West.. Several were written in the years of the California Gold Rush and are dated in Placerville in 1849 and Coloma in 1853-53; other topics include an eulogy for Edgar Allen Poe, several poems relating to battles written in Texas and Mexico in 1846-47 and another that deals with one of Stewart's obsessions: earthquakes. In his History of Santa Clara County (1922), Eugene Sawyer tells an amusing story that involves this little book of poems: Stewart had become friends with…

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    San Francisco: John H. Carmany & Co., Printers, 1869. Hardcover first edition - A collection of mostly topical poems written over a period of many years by this newspaperman, originally from Kentucky, but who wandered through much of the West.. Several were written in the years of the California Gold Rush and are dated in Placerville in 1849 and Coloma in 1853-53; other topics include an eulogy for Edgar Allen Poe, several poems relating to battles written in Texas and Mexico in 1846-47 and another that deals with one of Stewart's obsessions: earthquakes. In his History of Santa Clara County (1922), Eugene Sawyer tells an amusing story that involves this little book of poems: Stewart had become friends with Mark Twain when they were both in Virginia City, and later when Stewart was running a little saloon in San Jose when Twain came to visit in 1866 - at the time Stewart expounded on the earthquake indicator he had invented. Later, back in NY, Twain wrote a humorous piece poking fun at his friend Stewart - the article stated that his saloon was so ramshackle that "whenever a pig came along and scratched his back against the front of the building there would come a shake that would be promptly registered and as promptly telegraphed all over the Pacific Coast." Stewart's reply has been lost, but Twain did apologize - and promised to write a favorable review of Stewart's little books of poems which had just been published - this book - a promise he kept. 94 pp.

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    Condition: While this is an uncommon little book, this copy is in poor condition - reading copy only - with a missing title page, missing rear endpaper, rubbing and wear to the covers.

    Book ID: 35117
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