Earthquakes. Translated by C. B. Pitman (1890)
Book ID: 67418
Earthquakes. Translated from the French of Arnold Boscowitz by C. B. Pitman. With Fifty-Seven Illustrations. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1890. First Edition. Pp xvii, 395. Publisher’s pale blue pictorial cloth boards, with title lettered in gilt. A fine bright copy. School prize plate to front pastedown.
An examination the phenomenon of earthquakes in general and their links with volcanism. It relates a number of events in the world’s earthquake zones, including the Virgin Island of St. Thomas, Caracas, Honduras, San Salvador, Lisbon 1755, Calabria, Ischia, Andalusia, The Valais, Mendoza, Chio, Cumana, the Sunda Strait and New Zealand.
First published in 1885 as ‘Les Tremblements de Terre,’ this translation is beautifully illustrated throughout with full-page & vignette drawings.