History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]

History of the Johnstown Flood [in the RARE DUST JACKET]

Edgewood Publishing Co., 1889. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. An about Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine (spine lettering dulled, variations in the cloth's color, some wear near the hinge side of each pastedown, with the hinges themselves being solid), in a Very Good and RARE dust jacket (general foxing and moderate wear); a work recounting the disastrous Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889 caused by the failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River upstream Johnstown. When the dam broke approximately 14.55 million cubic meters of water were suddenly released, producing a flow of water that temporarily equaled that of the Mississippi River. Some put the number of people killed at 2,209, and property damage caused by the flood equaled approximately $463,000,000.00 in today's dollars. Clara Barton and approximately 50 Red Cross volunteers participated in the relief effort. We never have seen a copy in the dust jacket as 19th Century dust jackets are uncommon. The viewer will notice, of course, that the dust jacket is plain. Such jackets often did not show one or all of the title, the author, or the publisher — all three being absent from this dust jacket. As the dust jacket's sole purpose was to keep the book clean until it was put out for sale, neither words nor decoration were necessary, and virtually all of the dust jackets for the book would have been discarded. Thus, this copy is RARE in the dust jacket and is a part of book publishing history, making it, notwithstanding its condition, an important copy as well. QUITE SCARCE TO RARE. About Very Good. / Very Good. Item #864

Price: $435.00

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