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  • SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake. by Dyl, Joanna L.
    Dyl, Joanna L.
    SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A detailed study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, one which examines the decades leading up to the catastrophic event and the city's recovery from it. In their zeal to rebuild, leaders of the city downplayed the risks and took actions which increased the danger going forward. A book which combines urban environmental history and disaster studies and shows how the crisis and subsequent rebuilding reflect the interplay of natural and human influences that have shaped San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. A title in the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. xvii, 355 pp. ISBN: 978-0295742465.

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

    Book ID: 78788
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  • EOTHEN. by [Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809 - 1891]
    [Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809 - 1891]
    EOTHEN.

    Edition: New Edition.

    London: Harrison. 1864. Hardcover - An account by this British writer, historian and later member of Parliament, in which he describes his travel to the Holy Land through the Balkans. Includes chapters on Turkey, the Smyrna, Cyprus, Greece, the Black Sea, Lady Hester Stanhope, the plague in Cairo, the pyramids, the desert, Suez, Damascus and more, as well as the preface to the first edition. Both the first edition and this "new edition" were published anonymously. Engraved frontispiece, with a tissue guard, 319 pp.

    Condition: Overall good condition in the dark original green binding with gilt image on the cover surrounded by embossed lines, gilt title on spine (upper front corner bumped, name and date on title page, the first two leaves are slightly separated at lower edge)

    Book ID: 83872
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  • BURN. by Ransom, Bill.
    Ransom, Bill.
    BURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A cutting edge techno-thriller set in what was the near future when this was written: 'In the year 2015, an artificial virus is accidentally unleashed upon the public. Death is rapid and appalling. Survival is unlikely.' The author only missed the pandemic by 5 years! 315 pp. ISBN: 0-441-002463.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79744
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  • THE RIDDLE OF ST. LEONARD'S: An Owen Archer Mystery. by Robb, Candace.
    Robb, Candace.
    THE RIDDLE OF ST. LEONARD'S: An Owen Archer Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth medieval mystery in this series featuring the one-eyed spy, Owen Archer. It is 1369, and Queen Phillippa lies dying at Windsor, and in the city of York the harvest has failed and plague has returned. Author's note, bibliography. 304 pp. ISBN: 0312-169833.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77191
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  • THE KING'S BISHOP: An Owen Archer Mystery. by Robb, Candace.
    Robb, Candace.
    THE KING'S BISHOP: An Owen Archer Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth medieval mystery in this series featuring the one-eyed spy, Owen Archer. Author's note. 361 pp plus an extract from the first book in the series. ISBN: 0-312-146388.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46928
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  • Robb, Candace.
    THE RIDDLE OF ST. LEONARD'S: An Owen Archer Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth medieval mystery in this series featuring the one-eyed spy, Owen Archer. It is 1369, and Queen Phillippa lies dying at Windsor, and in the city of York the harvest has failed and plague has returned. Author's note, bibliography. 304 pp. ISBN: 0312-169833.

    Condition: Good condition only in a fine dust jacket (a tight and unread copy, but with a publisher's flaw cause creasing and a tear to the upper edge the front endpapers and the first two pages.)

    Book ID: 46613
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