Item #62553 "Lest We Forget": The Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror: By the Survivors and Rescuers. Bishop Fallows, introduction.

"Lest We Forget": The Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror: By the Survivors and Rescuers

[San Francisco, CA]: Herbert D. Russell, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. 408 pp. Octavo. [23 cm]. Grey cloth over boards with gilt title stamped on front cover and spine. Title and mounted illustrated paper label on front board are framed inside a gilt stamped rectangle. Spine sunned, pages foxed. Extremities are mildly worn and front hinge is week. Previous owner's inscription on front paste down. Very good -. Item #62553

"A Comprehensive and Connected Account of the Terrible Tragedy that Befell the People of Our Golden City--The Metropolis of the Golden Gate, and the Death and Ruin Dealt Many Adjacent Cities and Surrounding Country. Destroying Earthquake Comes Without Warning, in the Early Hours of the Morning; Immense Structures Topple and Crumble; Great Leland Stanford University Succumbs; Water Mains Demolished and Fire Completes Devastation; Fighting Fire with Dynamite.
Thousands Killed, Maimed, or Unaccounted For; Tens of Thousands Without Food or Shelter; Martial Law Declared; Millions Donated for Relief; Congress Makes an Appropriation; Sympathetic Citizens Throughout the Land Untie Their Purse Strings to Aid the Suffering and Destitute; Property Loss Hundreds of Millions; Appalling Stories by Eye Witnesses and Survivors; The Disaster as Viewed by Scientists, etc." --from the title page.

Inscription on front paste down reads, "To Mr. and Ms. _____, With my best wishes and caring laments of the season. Yours truly, ______. San Francisco, March the 12. 1914"

Price: $40.00

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