The World on Fire Including Splendors and Horrors of the…

The World on Fire Including Splendors and Horrors of the Volcanic Eruptions of the Lesser Antilles...

No place (USA): International Publishing Society, 1902. Title page continues "Together with a Biographical Sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French, the Fair Daughter of Martinique, and Alexander Hamilton, Stalwart Son of Island of Nevis, and Father of the American Constitution. The Destroying Volcanoes of Old and the New Classed. A Strange and Awful History." Small quarto, green decorated cloth stamped in gilt, photographic label of author in centre of front cover. pp (3)-450 + double-sided frontispiece and numerous double-sided plates on glossy paper included in the pagination.Spine a bit darkened, with moderate wear at ends, gilt lettering dulled; bit of wear to outer corners; page edges yellowed; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean copy, no owner names. One of the less common "disaster books" popular earlier in th 20th century. About half the book is on the eruption of the volcano Mount Pelee, which killed more than 30,000 people in 1902. Also covers the history of Martinique and other Caribbean islands, and other volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 42055
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