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1 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
KERKYRA AND ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM., Choremis, Angelos.
2 Choremis, Angelos. KERKYRA AND ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
C. Voutsas, Athens, 1979. 
79 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover with attached dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs, map, floor plans. Errata slip laid in. A look at the history of the island of Kerkyra, its Archaeological Museum and treasures, its landscape and architecture. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two 1" tears with some surface paper loss - archivally taped, very light rubbing, old sticker residue on rear flap and part of inside rear cover, light curling to to top bottom edges of dust jacket. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
3 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS:  A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS., Freeman, Philip.
5 Freeman, Philip. THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS.
New York Simon & Schuster 2006 978074326280 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
221 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w maps, photographs. "Early in the first century B.C. a Greek philosopher named Posidonius began an ambitious and dangerous journey into the little-known land of the Celts. A man of great intellectual curiosity and considerable daring, (he) traveled from his home on the island of Rhodes to Rome, the capital of the expanding empire that had begun to dominate the Mediterranean. From there he planned to investigate for himself the mysterious Celts, reputed to be cannibals and savages. His journey would be one of the great adventures of the ancient world. Posidonius journeyed deep into the heart of the Celtic lands in Gaul. There he discovered that the Celts were not barbarians but a sophisticated people who studied the stars, composed beautiful poetry, and venerated a priestly caste known as the Druids. Celtic warriors painted their bodies, wore pants, and decapitated their foes. Posidonius was amazed at the Celtic women, who enjoyed greater freedoms than the women of Rome, and was astonished to discover that women could even become Druids. He returned home and wrote a book about his travels among the Celts, which became one of the most popular books of ancient times. His work influenced Julius Caesar, who would eventually conquer the people of Gaul and bring the Celts into the Roman Empire, ending forever their ancient way of life. Thanks to Posidonius, who could not have known that he was recording a way of life soon to disappear, we have an objective, eyewitness account of the lives and customs of the ancient Celts." Light browning to top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly on rear panel, minor rubbing, two very small dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
6 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
7 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY., Green, Peter.
8 Green, Peter. THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY.
New York Modern Library 2007 9780679642 / 9789780679644 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. (This book) chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, from the days of Philip and Alexander of Macedon to the death of Cleopatra and the final triumph of Caesar's heir, the young Augustus. Peter Green's far-ranging study covers the prevelent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization of an immense swath of the known world - from Egypt to India - by Alexander's conquests; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian marshals after Alexander's death; the decline of the polis (city-state) as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. - To consider the three centuries prior to the dawn of the common era in a single short volume demands a scholar with a great command of both subject and narrative line. (This) is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey." One introduction pages leaf with soft edge crease. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  General editor, John Keegan.
9 Hanson, Victor Davis. General editor, John Keegan. THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE.
Cassell, London, 1999, first edition. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155278102X Profusely illustration in colour and b&w with photograph, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Gre ece, covers a millenium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia u n d e r Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the western world. Throughout, (the author) places the reader in the thick of the battle - transforming the distant figures of survey and atlas to real people who killed a nd d ie d. With wonderfully descriptive illustrations of battle scenes and explanatory maps, this study brings a much needed reality to military scholarship. (He) brings vividly to life the reality of hoplite fighting and the gruelling challe nge of a cul tur e in which battle was an expected and regular part of life. A man's contribution on the battlefield was tremendously important: for his own epitaph Aeschylus wrote of having fought at Marathon, but made no mention at all of havi ng w ritt en the monu me ntal triology, th 'Oresteia'. The list of notable Greeks at war contains name after famous name - philosophers, playwrights, poets, historians - all of whom, at one time or other, had killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Sopho cles, Socr ate s, D emost hen es - each fought in battle armed only with spear and shield. War formed the backdrop of centuries of Greek civilization. The unique practice of Ancient Greek warfare explains how the rise of western civilization and many o f its inst ituti ons we re o riginally an integral part of the conduct of war." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS., Hyde, Lilian Stoughton.
10 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREEK-TURKISH RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION.  THE IFPA-KOKKALIS SERIES ON SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN POLICY.  VOLUME 1., Keridis, Dimitris; Triantaphyllou, Dimitrios; Jenkins, Gareth; Veremis, Thanos; Gunduz, Aslan; Kozyris, Phaedon John; Mcdonald, Robert; Mavratsas, Caesar V.; Theophanous, Andreas; Bahcheli, Tozun; Larrabee, F. Stephen; Stearns, Monteagle; et al.
11 Keridis, Dimitris; Triantaphyllou, Dimitrios; Jenkins, Gareth; Veremis, Thanos; Gunduz, Aslan; Kozyris, Phaedon John; Mcdonald, Robert; Mavratsas, Caesar V.; Theophanous, Andreas; Bahcheli, Tozun; Larrabee, F. Stephen; Stearns, Monteagle; et al. GREEK-TURKISH RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION. THE IFPA-KOKKALIS SERIES ON SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN POLICY. VOLUME 1.
Dulles, Virginia Brassey's 2001 1574883127 / 9781574883121 Soft Cover Good 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "Recently, Greek-Turkish relations have improved markedly. This improvement has been largely due to significant liberalization in each country's domestic, foreign, and economic policy as Athens and Ankara respond to globalization and the demands of European integration. However, Greek-Turkish rivalry continues to be a considerable source of instability in Southeastern Europe. In the aftermath of NATO's intervention in Kosovo, the importance of terminating the Greek-Turkish antagonism has become increasingly clear, as war between these two pivotal states would further devastate the already destabilized region and jeopardize the very existence of NATO. Defying traditional approaches to Greek-Turkish relations, this volume offers a collection of essays integrating comparative politics, historical sociology, and other social sciences into the study of international relations. It addresses the two countries' recent domestic developments; their disputes over the Aegean Sea; the Cyprus problem; and the West's efforts to 'Europeanize' the region, which include its extensive involvement in the promotion of Greek-Turkish and Euro-Turkish cooperation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, light edge wear, light rubbing - mainly on spine and rear cover, small corner creases, a few tiny scuffs on front cover, small area of surface paper loss on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
12 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PERICLES & ASPASIA.  2 VOLUME SET IN DECORATIVE BINDINGS - WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN TWO STATES., Landor, Walter Savage.  Edited by C.G. Crump.
13 Landor, Walter Savage. Edited by C.G. Crump. PERICLES & ASPASIA. 2 VOLUME SET IN DECORATIVE BINDINGS - WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN TWO STATES.
London J.M. Dent 1890 Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Herbert Railton, et al. 
215 pp, 242 pp - 2 volume set. B&w illustrations. "This Edition is limited to Five Hundred copies for England, and Five Hundred Copies for America (acquired by Messrs. Macmillan and Co.)." 6 1/2" H, medium brown leather spines and corners (spines with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering), cream vellum boards with gilt banding, all edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks (no longer attached, but present). Red endpapers, with each front pastedown bearing the book plate of Herbert Henry Raphael (later Sir Henry), Liberal politician, town planner and trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Each book has three illustrations, including a frontispiece by Herbert Railton - in this set, each illustration is present in two states - one on coated art paper and one on laid paper, each with a tissue-guard. Landor presents fictionalized correspondence between the 5th century B.C. Greek general, Pericles and his lover, Aspasia and with other prominent figures of the time (the majority of the letters are between Aspasia and Cleone, an Athenian statesman). Very light toning to some pages, most tissue guards have light foxing and also on the laid paper illustrations, light to moderate corner wear on boards, light rubbing to leather edges and spine bands, volume 2 has one small corner bump, volume 1 has a very small dent on the gilt fore-edge of the text block, vellum has very light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
14 Lloyd, Alan. MARATHON: THE STORY OF CIVILIZATIONS ON COLLISION COURSE.
Reader's Union, Newton Abbot, 1975, Book Club edition. 
211 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "...reads on occasion like a suspense thriller, as (Lloyd) tells of the clash between two great civilisations at Marathon, the battle which in so many ways settled the course of history for the Western world. On a plain twenty-two miles from Athens, 9,000 Greek citizens, part-time warriors only, defended their city against Darius and his army of 30,000. The Persians had already subdued the Greek colonies in Asia Minor and Thrace, and intended to install Hippias as puppet-king in Athens. A yet fragile Athenian democracy might also have to face insurrection from within..." Small soft bump to top corner of textblock, shallow scuff on fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears at bottom of rear hinge, moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A PATTERN FOR HISTORY., Lower, Arthur R.M.
15 Lower, Arthur R.M. A PATTERN FOR HISTORY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771053746 / 9780771053740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)estores history to its status as a living art, encompassing the major epochs from the time of Judaism to the present, not as a chronicle of dates and events, but as major cycles in the tides of human destiny. (Lower's) aim is to fix western man's present position in the course of time and the flux of history, and further, to discern the probable future of humankind in the gradual unfolding of large-scale trends and movements. Ranging over the beginnings, developments and ends of cultures through the centuries, (he) comes to a view of the present as a revolutionary age, prelude to imminent chaos." Chapter headings: Introduction; "The Spirit of the Age"; Judaism - I; Judaism - II; The Classical World; Early Christianity; The World Turned Upside Down - Part I; The World Turned Upside Down - Part II; The Great Age of Faith; Cross Seas and Sudden Storms: From Faith to Doubt; The Great Divide; Pandora's Box; Calm After Storm; Calm After Storm: The Englightenment; Years of Ferment; Years of Ferment: Bubbles Everywhere; Century of Hope; Secular Religion; Century of Hope: Mid-Century Battle; The Earthly Paradise in Sight; Making God in Man's Image; From Past to Present; A World Adrift; Prelude to Chaos?; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light to minor elsewhere, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BYRON'S TRAVELS., Massie, Allan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
16 Massie, Allan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. BYRON'S TRAVELS.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283994088 B&w photographs, reproductions. "As a young man in search of varied experience and adventure, (Byron) began his first 'grand tour' in July 1809, six months after his twenty -first birthday. It took him by way of Portugal, Southern Spain, Sardinia, and Malta to Athens, Smyrna and Constantinople. Inspired to write as he travelled, his return to England saw the publication of the first two cantos of the largely a u t o b i o g raphical poem about a moral outlaw, 'Childe Harold', and the Oriental tales, both of which became bestsellers in Regency London. His reputation as a poet was established. His second departure from England was precipitated by the b r ea ku p of h is m ar riage to Anne Isabelle Milbanke. Pursued by scandal and rumours, and finding England both intolerable and intolerant, he set off for Italy. His route took him via Switzerland, where he spent time with Shelley, and Milan, w he re he me t t he gre at Fre nch writer Stendhal. He was to live for the next seven years in Venice, Ravenna, Pisa and Genoa. The Venetian years, from 1816 to 1819, were vivid, dissipated, productive. 'Childe Harold' was finished, 'Beppo' writte n, 'Do n J uan ', h is mast erp iece , begun. He engaged in revolutionary politics, embarked on torrid love affairs and became, after Napoleon had been exiled to Elba, the most remarkable celebrity of his day. Then, in July 1823, he left for Greec e t o br ing what aid he could to the G reek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. Although he was talking of visiting America and living in retirement in England, it was in Greece that he died, at the age of thirty-six. 'Byron's Tr avel s' is ric h and reve ali ng. A cop ious l etter-writer and sometimes diarist, Byron wrote so vividly of his travels that much of the story can be told in his own words. Allan Massie quotes these where appropriate and takes us on the journe ys wi th Byr on, f ollowi ng him thr ough th e yea rs and placing him in the political and cultural setting of his time. The result is a compelling new portrait of Byron, silhouetted against a backcloth of the Mediterranean." Dust jacket has ligh t edge wear/w rinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine a nd fla p-folds - light wrinkling at top edge of front flap. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Raymond, D. COINS AND THE STORY THEY TELL.
Self-published, Sydney, Australia, n.d. 
23 pp, large 8vo, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents include: Australian Pattern Nickel Pennies; The South Sea Bubble Coins; Porcelain Currency; The Ill-Fated Mary Queen of Scots; Tokens of the Traders; Peter the Great's Beard Coins; Queen Anne and Her Farthing; The Owls of Athens; The Abyssinian Talari; The Cowrie Shell as Currency; A New Type of Meixan Coin; An Ancient Roman Commemorative; "Old Grog" and His Medals, etc. Interior - pages are browning very lightly, closed tear on first page - archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - 1 1/2' tear at top of front cover -archivally taped, bottom corners of book are bumped causing soft creasing, tiny bump to top corner of book. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY.  NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES.  LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29., Reed, John Shelton.
18 Reed, John Shelton. SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY. NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES. LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29.
University of Georgia Press, Athens, (1986), Ist edition. 
119 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...develops and explores a typology of white Southerners - aristocratic gentleman and lady, 'lord of the lash' and cunning belle, fun-loving 'good old boy', depraved redneck, and other figures - who have populated the region's mythos and its reality since antebellum times..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, 1/2" tear at top of rear hinge. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOME OF IT WAS FUN., Reyburn, Wallace.
19 Reyburn, Wallace. SOME OF IT WAS FUN.
Toronto Thomas Nelson & Sons (Canada) 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Peter Whalley. 
199 pp, large 8vo (9 9/16" H). B&w cartoons. " 'After four years of peace', Wallace Reyburn, well-known Canadian War Correspondent and now editor of New Liberty Magazine, has written a very vivid and humorous account of his experiences during the war. (It) contains a lot of personal reminiscences and personal references. Most of the book is hilariously funny and brings out the lighter side of the war but occasionally, (he) inserts a very serious chapter in which he points out that 'some of it was not fun'." Previous owner's name on free front end paper, light browning to pages and end papers, faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, moderate browning to edges of text block - small soiling mark on fore-edge and on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint foxing marks on rear board, repaired tear at bottom of rear hinge, very light edge wear, small area of colour fading at top of spine. Dust jacket has small and large chips/tears, browning on inside with foxing on inside of rear panel, light fading to spine colour, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Wells, Colin.
20 Wells, Colin. THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1992 Second Edition, Updated. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Wells centers his narrative in a comprehensive chronological account of Roman political life from Augustus to the Severans. Interspersed are lively discussions of events occuring outside Rome and conditions throughout the rest of the empire. Reflecting the most recent scholarship, Wells pays particular attention to what literary and archaeological sources can reveal about Roman art and architecture, religion, education, law, and government." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, thin 1" light stain on top of two page leaves, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine/front hinge area - very light elsewhere, some light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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