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1 Askew, Gilbert, compiled by. A CATALOGUE OF GREEK COINS.
B.A. Seaby, London, 1951. 
124 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w drawings, maps. Contents: Abbreviations; The Origins of Greek Coinage; Greek Coin Types; Weight Standards and Denominations; Greek Coinage - Dating; Hispania; Gallia, with map; Italy, with map; Sicily; Macedon; Thrace ; Northern Greece, with map; Central Greece; Peloponnesus, with map; Crete and the Agean Islands; Asia Minor, with map; Syria; Phoenicia; Palestine; Further Asia; Africa; Appendixes and Indexes - 1. Towns, Districts, etc.; 2. Kings and Tyrants. Interior - old price sticker on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling and browning to covers, small soft crease on rear cover with slight migration into last few pages. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II., Aslanis, Anastasios.
2 Aslanis, Anastasios. THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1995 089745183X / 9780897451833 Soft Cover Very Good 
259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, very small scuffs on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II., Aslanis, Anastasios.
3 Aslanis, Anastasios. THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1995 089745183X / 9780897451833 Soft Cover Very Good 
259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Atteridge, A. Hilliard. FAMOUS LAND FIGHTS: A POPULAR SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF LAND WARFARE.
Musson, Toronto, 1914. 
329 pp, 7 11/16" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, gold illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, drawings, reproductions, tissue-covered frontispiece. "....an attempt to trace....the development of land fighting from the days of early tribal warfare to the great conflicts of 'Nations in Arms' in our own time. The evolution of weapons and tactics is described in bold outline, typical battles being dealt with in fuller detail in each of the great periods of history...." Chapter headings: Primitive Weapons and Old-World Wars; Wars of the Early Empires of the Past; Greek and Macedonian Warfare - The Phalanx; Roman War - The Legion; Medieval Wa rfare - The Period of the Mounted Man-at-Arms; The Rise of Infantry - Victories of the Swiss Pikemen and Halberdiers and the English Archers; From the Introduction of Fire-Arms to the Thirty Years' War; The Wars of Louis XIV; The Battles of Frederick the Great; Battles of the French Revolution and the Empire - Napoleon and Wellington; Beginning of the Modern Period - The Battles of the Crimean War; Modern Weapons and the "Nation in Arms"; Battles of the Franco-German War; The Entrenched Battlefield - Plevna - South Africa; Battles of the Twentieth Century (ending with the Balkan War). Minor soiling on free rear endpaper, cery small bump to fore-edge of pages 313 ro end of book, a small area of light soiling on pages 322 & 323, light browning to half-title page, light browning and light soiling marks to edges of text block, light edge wear, one small corner crease, minor soiling to boards, light wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
6 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT., Besterman, Catherine.   Illustrated by Warren Chappell.
7 Besterman, Catherine. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1949, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Johnny (Longfoot, son of Peter the Shoe King) must learn many things other boys didn't know. (His family) must find him a most unusual tutor who could teach him arithmetic, algebra, Egyptian, Greek and modern history, and several foreign languages, including Chinese. But where could they ever find a teacher who knew so many things? Finally it was decided that the only one with so much knowledge was - a cat!....(Thoug h Barnac, Squire of Catnap,) was willing to teach the boy, he insisted that Johnny must also learn to think for himself. And so one morning, when a drop of water splashed on Johnny's book, he soon reasoned where it came from - the ceiling . A n d t h e splash of water was a tear. This tear, though Johnny did not at first realize it, was the beginning of another exciting quest. For Phoebe the Spider was crying because he had lost a treasure, the Magic Hat. And Johnny, at Barnac' s s ug ge st i on , de cided to find it. The search would put all his new knowledge and keener wits to a splendid test...." Minor bump at three corners, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wea r/ wr i nkl ing , s ev era l sma ll tears - one with some surface paper loss, light to moderate rubbing and soiling, very small closed tear on each hinge, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Blegen, Carl W. Introduction by Donald Easton. TROY AND THE TROJANS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine 
164 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps/plans, drawings. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Troy of the Homeric Poems; The Archaeological Troy; The Early Bronze Age: Troy I; The Early Bronze Age: Troy II; The Early Bronze Age: Troy III to V; The Middle and Late Bronze Age: Troy VI; Troy VIIa; Troy VIIb; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Thames and Hudson, 1963) first edition, with minor emendations." Very minor tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Bush, Nancy. FOLK SOCKS: THE HISTORY & TECHNIQUES OF HANDKNITTED FOOTWEAR.
Loveland, Colorado Interweave Press 1994 0934026971 / 9780934026970 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
120 pp, 9" H. B&w and color photographs, patterns, diagrams. "The evolution of footwear from the eighth century B.C. to the present provides fascinating social history. Nancy Bush has delved into museum archives to find the best socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions. She has designed eighteen delightful pairs of socks inspired by these traditions, and the result is patterns for sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose and more. A section of techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turnings and toe shapings - and it's all here for knitters of all levels of experience. Nancy's interest in traditional hand knitting came via a degree in Art History and studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few very small and tiny scuffs on covers, one light cease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
10 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
11 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE THEBAN MYSTERIES., Cross, Amanda.  (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.)
12 Cross, Amanda. (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.) THE THEBAN MYSTERIES.
London Victor Gollancz 1972 0575013745 / 9780575013742 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
173 pp, 8" H. "Once again our detective is the charming and erudite Kate Fansler, professor of English Literature at an American university, aided by the New York assistant district attorney, Reed Amheart, who she has recently married. In an emergency she agrees to take on a senior seminar on 'Antigone' at her old school, the Theban. The central situation of the play, Antigone's determination to give token burial to her brother, in defiance of King Creon's edict, provides a challenge to which the girls at the Theban respond eagerly - a heroine defying to the death the tyranny of the State. And Kate soon finds herself deeply involved in today's confrontations and crises. But the crunch comes when a pupil's mother - a heart patient, and neurotic - is found dead in the school in the middle of the night. How did she get there? And why? And how did she die? Was she frightened to death by the guard dogs that patrol the building at night? Or was she brought to the school already a corpse? Reed offers himself as guinea pig to test the reactions of the terrifying Dobermans. And Kate skilfully probes the girls' reactions by judging their passionate responses to the Greek drama." Small very light stain at top edge of free front endpaper, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of text block, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GREEKS, ROMANS AND BARBARIANS: SPHERES OF INTERACTION., Cunliffe, Barry.
13 Cunliffe, Barry. GREEKS, ROMANS AND BARBARIANS: SPHERES OF INTERACTION.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1988, first edition. 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713452730 B&w maps, plans, graphs. "....uses 'hard' archaeological evidence to examine the social and economic systems of barbarian Europe in relation to Greco-Roman civilization. B eginning with the settlement of Greek colonists on the French Mediterranean coast in c.600 BC, this is a lucid study of the effects of trade in advance of the frontiers on the barbarian communities beyond. At the same time it is a chronic l e o f t h e march of Greco-Roman civilization across the face of Europe, ending in the great barbarian migrations of the 4th and 5th centuries AD." Heavy bump to top corner of boards and textblock - mainly at front less at rear, one or two pag es w i th t i ny c re a se at top edge, faint soiling mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has creasing at top of flap-folds and spine - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, light rubbing - a few very small dints on rear panel. Ve ry Goo d- /Ve ry Go od 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
14 Davies, Lyn. A IS FOR OX: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.
London Folio Society 2006 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Lyn Davies. 
127 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bound in full maroon cloth blocked in a pattern in orange and gilt, gilt lettering & emblem on spine, burnt orange endpapers. Illustrated throught in black, white and orange with alphabets, maps, drawings, etc. Plain orange slipcase. Contents: Introduction: What is the alphabet?; How did writing begin?; The alphabet emerges; The alphabet spreads; Majuscules to miniscules; Key eras; The alphabet now; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has a small soiling mark on one side panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREEK PROSE STYLE., Denniston, J.D.
15 Denniston, J.D. GREEK PROSE STYLE.
London Oxford University Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
139 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) Contents: I. The Development of Greek Prose - The Basic Period (Before Gorgias) - The Attic Period (After Gorgias); II. Abstract Expression; III. The Order of Words; IV. Sentence-Structure and Antithesis; V. Repetition; VI. Asyndeton; VII. Assonance. Very light browning to endpapers, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light edge wear to boards, tiny shallow dint/rub to rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small corner bump on rear board, "Blackwell's" book store notice loosely laid in at front of book . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few tiny chips/tears, one 1/2" closed tear, one 3 1/2" and one 1/2" triangular puckered tear to rear panel - archivally taped, browning to spine and edges, old price label on front flap, small light stains to front panel, minor soiling/rubbing, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS., Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S.
16 Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS.
Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780312554538 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, profiles, drawings, uniform studies, reproductions. "(A)nalyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III's victory over the piratical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up-to-date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years." Very small shallow dent at top edge of rear board; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some area s o f light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
17 Donegan, Rosemary. Introduction by Rick Salutin. SPADINA AVENUE
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1985 0888944721 / 9780888944726 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Spadina has been the starting point for wave after wave of new Canadian immigrants. Once the main focus for Jewish culture and life in Toronto, the street became a centre of commerce and saw intense political activity during the thirties and forties. Now the Jewish garment factories overlook bustling Chinese sidewalk markets. Greek cafes jostle with delicatessens and Szechuan restaurants. Contemporary art and music thrive amidst this colourful ethnic diversity. Studios and alternative galleries crowd abandoned warehouse space above street level, and all along the street, such classic watering holes as Grossman's, the El Macombo, the Paramount and the Silver Dollar dispense entertainment for tastes that run from black and new wave music to strippers. (This book) presents a collection of photographs and related texts ranging from the years when the street was a tree-lined boulevard, right through to today, when the Queen Street art scene and a rapidly expanding Chinatown are transforming Spadina. Drawing on his own Jewish roots and family history, Rick Salutin provides a very personal introduction that demonstrates how and why Spadina is unique, why it has become so important to those whose lives it has intersected. Organized to reflect and even recreate the Spadina experience, (it) takes the reader up the street starting at the lakeshore and ending at Bloor Street." Very tiny bump at top corner of both boards, small slight bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 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
 
 
19 Elliott, Maud Howe. LORD BYRON'S HELMET.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
110 pp, 7 11/16" H. Green paper covered boards with black lettering on spine, blind stamped illustration on front board, Four b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. The story of how Lord Byron's helmet came into being, how it became the property of the author's family and how it was returned to Greece. The book is inscribed by Isadore Gould: "This book belongs to / Dorothy Branch Jackson / Given to her by / Isadore (?) Gould / and written by her friend / Maud Howe Elliott / Newport / 1927". Maud Howe Elliott (daughter of Julia Ward Howe) mentions in her diary ordering a portrait of Isadore Gould by Marion Carry in 1933. Dorothy Branch Jackson (1881-1933) wasa member of the Democratic National Committee from 1919. There is a bequest bookplate on the front pastedown, identifying the book as coming from the personal library of Raymond and Dorothy Massey. Raymond Massey was perhaps best known for his Lincoln portrayal. Tiny chip and soft crease on fore-edge of page 1, top edge of spine is worn off, light wear at top part of front hinge, light to moderate browning to edges of boards and on the spine, light stain on spine, light browning to endpapers and edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
20 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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