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Pompeii by Robert Harris. Signed, First Edition.

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A sweltering week in late August; where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried. The engineer, Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct which brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. His predecessor has disappeared. And now, there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line - somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

This signed first edition is a distinctive mix of historical fiction and the real life eruption of this infamous volcano. Hardcover, as new condition complete with dust cover. Few slight marks on dust cover, but barely noticeable. Copy includes beautiful 'Map of Aqua Augusta' by Reginald Piggott inside front and back covers.

Item details

Author(s):
Robert Harris
Condition:
As new
Edition:
first edition, first impression.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091779251
ISBN-13:
9780091779252
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Pompeii

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A sweltering week in late August; where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried. The engineer, Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct which brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. His predecessor has disappeared. And now, there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line - somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

This signed first edition is a distinctive mix of historical fiction and the real life eruption of this infamous volcano. Hardcover, as new condition complete with dust cover. Few slight marks on dust cover, but barely noticeable. Copy includes beautiful 'Map of Aqua Augusta' by Reginald Piggott inside front and back covers.

Author(s):
Robert Harris
Condition:
As new
Edition:
first edition, first impression.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091779251
ISBN-13:
9780091779252
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Pompeii

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