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  • THE MASK OF THE RED DEATH: A Fantasy by Edgar A. Poe with sixteen lithographs by Federico Castellon. by [Aquarius Press] Poe, Edgar Allan, illustrated by Federico Castellon (1914-71).
    [Aquarius Press] Poe, Edgar Allan, illustrated by Federico Castellon (1914-71).
    THE MASK OF THE RED DEATH: A Fantasy by Edgar A. Poe with sixteen lithographs by Federico Castellon.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Baltimore: Aquarius Press, 1969. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful production, the first publication of the Aquarius Press. Number 132 of 500 copies (of a total of 525) SIGNED on the colophon page by Federico Castellon. Illustrated with sixteen colored lithographs by Castellon. From the colophon: "The text is set as it appeared in the first edition, published in Graham's Magazine in 1842.. . The lithographs were drawn on the stones by Federico Castellon and printed under his supervision at the Atelier of Edmund and Jacques Desjobert in Paris, France, on Rives BFK paper, in 1968. The book is designed by Bert Clarke and the text set in Monotype Walbaum and printed by Clarke and Way in New…

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    Baltimore: Aquarius Press, 1969. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful production, the first publication of the Aquarius Press. Number 132 of 500 copies (of a total of 525) SIGNED on the colophon page by Federico Castellon. Illustrated with sixteen colored lithographs by Castellon. From the colophon: "The text is set as it appeared in the first edition, published in Graham's Magazine in 1842.. . The lithographs were drawn on the stones by Federico Castellon and printed under his supervision at the Atelier of Edmund and Jacques Desjobert in Paris, France, on Rives BFK paper, in 1968. The book is designed by Bert Clarke and the text set in Monotype Walbaum and printed by Clarke and Way in New York City. The binding is by The Russell Rutter Company." Bound in textured brown cloth with a black cloth spine, gilt lettering on the spine and narrow gilt bands, gray endpapers. In the publisher's brown paper-covered slipcase, with matching gilt titling on the spine. 65 pp plus final lithograph and colophon.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good slipcase (one corner slightly bumped, slipcase has a little paper loss at the base of the spine.)

    Book ID: 56508
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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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  • THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR. by Newman, Sandra.
    Newman, Sandra.
    THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2015). First edition - "In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children - by the time they reach twenty, each of them will die from a disease they call posies. When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger. a captured prisoner who becomes her protector." 629 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63477
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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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