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The Lawrence Durrell Travel Reader
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The Lawrence Durrell Travel Reader

By Durrell, Lawrence

New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004. A collection of Lawrence Durrells' travel writing , edited by Clint Willis. Includes Corfu, Rhodes, Cyprus, Sicily, Provence, Delphi, Sicily. 405p. Remainder mark, else near fine. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$30.00

Sikelia

By Koitides Ellenismou

Athens: Kathimerini Publications, 2011. Cradle of Hellenism 16 - A series of books illustrating significant places in the Hellenic world.111p. illus bibliography . 1st Greek Ed. Softcover. New.

$15.00

A House in Sicily

By Phelps, Daphne

London: Virago Books, 1999. 'Forword by Denis Mack Smith "Near Mount Etna in Sicily lies Casa Cuseni, a beautiful house built in golden stone - and the home which Daphne Phelps was astonished to find she had inherited in 1947. At the age of 34, war-weary from working as a psychiatric social worker, with barely any Italian and precious little money, she plunged into a fascinating Sicilian world. The many problems to be overcome included not only financial difficulties but local authorities and a house staff who initially felt no loyalty to the new Signorina, but who gradually accepted her as a respected member of their small community.To help make ends meet, for many years Daphne Phelps ran Casa Cuseni as a locanda (lodging house) and to her doors came Roald Dahl, Tennessee Williams, Bertrand Russell and the painter Henry Faulkner. But just as important to her life and her story are the Sicilians with whom (she) shared the love and care of Casa Cuseni: Don Ciccio, the local mafia leader; Vincenzio, general manservant who recited while he served the meals; Beppe, a Don Juan who scented his eyebrows and his moustache to attract the local girls; and, above all, the steadfast cook and housekeeper who lives with Daphne still, and to whom this book is dedicated." 270p. illus (some col) Donor inscription on ffep) . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$30.00

Palermo and Monreale

London: Oswald Wolff , 1963. Small format book in the "Little Art Series" originally published in German by Knorr & Hirth. Includes 32 illustrations including 6 in colour. 48p. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$15.00

I Greci in Occidente : Magna Graecia e Sicilia [IN ITALIAN]

By Dotta, Michaelangelo [ed]

Milano: Fabbri Editore , 1996. Video and accompanying booklet in Italian about the expansion of ancient Greek communities in the Western Mediterranean . New video cassette still sealed in box. Play time c 30 minutes . First Thus. Boxed Set. New. Video Cassette - VHS.

$40.00

The Archaeological Museum of Palermo

By di Stephano, Carmelo Angelo

Palermo, Italy: Archaological Museum of Palermo, 1986. Illustrated pamphlet aboutthe antuquities in the Museum, issued by the Regione Siciliana, Assessorato dei Beni Culturali ed Ambientali e della Pubblica Istruzione. Brochure. Very Good.

$5.00

Selinunte; Archaeological Itinerary The Charm of The Greek and Carthaginian Civilization

By di giovanni, Giuseppe

Selinunte: Editions Di Giovanni, 2002. 118p. illus [col.] maps . first English Language Edition. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Trans. Ady Pitu.

$20.00

A Choice of Murder
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A Choice of Murder

By Vansittart, Peter

London: Peter Owen, 1992. '... a sophisticated, thought-provoking historical novel, set in ancient Greece and Sicily... The protagonist is fourth-century B.C. soldier and political leader Timoleon of Syracuse, who liberated that city from the control of Carthage. Keeping dialogue to a minimum, Vansittart delves into Timo's life and career, supplying a political motive for his murder of his older brother, sketching his wanderings in exile and his induction into the Eleusinian mysteries, then depicting his triumphant return to his native Corinth. Vansittart does a credible job of resurrecting an almost forgotten statesman and in elucidating the idea of ``Hellas''--a loose group of independent but culturally related city-states--which found its last champion in Timo; an ancient way of life died with him. A fine meditation on Western civilization at an early crossroads." As New ... except for inked stamp of bookstore on endpaper.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$25.00

A Choice of Murder
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A Choice of Murder

By Vansittart, Peter

London: Peter Owen, 1992. '... a sophisticated, thought-provoking historical novel, set in ancient Greece and Sicily... The protagonist is fourth-century B.C. soldier and political leader Timoleon of Syracuse, who liberated that city from the control of Carthage. Keeping dialogue to a minimum, Vansittart delves into Timo's life and career, supplying a political motive for his murder of his older brother, sketching his wanderings in exile and his induction into the Eleusinian mysteries, then depicting his triumphant return to his native Corinth. Vansittart does a credible job of resurrecting an almost forgotten statesman and in elucidating the idea of ``Hellas''--a loose group of independent but culturally related city-states--which found its last champion in Timo; an ancient way of life died with him. A fine meditation on Western civilization at an early crossroads." As New ... except for inked stamp of bookstore on endpaper.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$25.00

Mediterranean Winter : The Pleasures Of History And Landscape In Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia,and The Peloponnese
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Mediterranean Winter : The Pleasures Of History And Landscape In Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia,and The Peloponnese

By Kaplan, Robert D.

New York: Random House, 2004. "... a beautifully written travel memoir, simultaneoously thoughtful and intoxicating..." Includes visits to Mount Athos and the Peloponnese, and an interview with Patrick Leigh Fermor (pp.185-237) . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$15.00

Travels with a Medieval Queen - The Journey of a Sicilian Princess

By Simeti, Mary Taylor

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. " In 1185, the 32-year- old Constance of Sicily, a princess with the most magnificent dowry Europe has ever seen, was betrothed to the 21-year-old Henry, cold-hearted son of the great German Emperor, Frederick Barbarossa. Eight years later, the Sicilian throne lies empty and Henry and Constance (pregnant for the first time at 40) travel south to stake their claim against the usurper Tancredi's family. It is this journey that Taylor Simeti retraces, along the way contrasting medieval society with modern, capturing what the life of the medieval queen must have been like, exploring the idea of travel and pilgrimage, and expressing, above all, a deep empathy for her subject. " 319p. illus (some col.) bibliography. . 1st UK Ed. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$45.00

Sicilia Dalla Grecia a Roma Monumenti

By Giordano, Giuseppe

Messina : Coop S.tom Well illustrated guide to the fine Greek and Roman monuments of Sicily Text in Italian, English, Greek, French, German and Spanish 192p. illus . First Thus. Softcover. As New.

$45.00

Syracuse : Art, History, Landscape

Milan: Co.graf, 1986. 94p. plates (col) map. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good/Clear Plastic Cover.

$5.00

Agrigento : The Valley of the Temples, the Regional Museum

By Di giovanni, Giuseppe

Agrigento: Giuseppe Di Giovanni Well illustrated, explanatory guide to the Greek temples at Agrigento in Sicily. 136p. illus (col) map (map of archaeological site laid in) . First Thus. Soft Cover. Fine.

$20.00

Sicily

By King, Russell

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 208p. plates.bibliography.index. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Mediterranean Winter : The Pleasures Of History And Landscape In Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia,and The Peloponnese
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Mediterranean Winter : The Pleasures Of History And Landscape In Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia,and The Peloponnese

By Kaplan, Robert D.

New York: Random House, 2004. "... a beautifully written travel memoir, simultaneoously thoughtful and intoxicating..." Includes visits to Mount Athos and the Peloponnese, and an interview with Patrick Leigh Fermor (pp.185-237) . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$30.00

A Castle in Sicily

By Ross, Alan

London: Alan Ross, 1966. 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Drawings By Toni Patten.

$21.00

On Persephone's Island : A Sicilian Journal

By Simeti, Mary Taylor

London: Penguin, 1988. "The scent of oranges and almonds.The luxurious sheen of fresh-pressed olive oil.The intoxicating sweetness of a cake called "the Triumph of Greed".Criminals who gun down entire convoys of police. Religious festivals at which celebrants tidy up their family tombs and make archangels dance in the village piazza. Tales like these, along with all the myriad sights, flavors and fragrances of Sicily, burst from the pages of this gem of contemporary travel writing " 334p. bibliography index. 1st.US Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Maria Vica Costarelli,.

$12.50

Blue Guide : Sicily

By Macadam, Alta (Ed)

London: Ernest Benn., 1981. Complete guide to archaeological and other interesting sites in Sicily. 208 p.maps.plans. index.(16 pages of maps at end) Note by previous owner on ffep. . 2nd.ed.. Printer Wrapper. Very Good. Softcover.

$17.00

Motya : Unearthing a Lost Civilization

By Servadio, Gaia

London: Victor Gollancz, 2000. " Although there was much known about its fall and the fate of its inhabitants, there was little knowledge about how the Motyans (who lived on a tiny island off the coast of Sicily) actually lived. Then, English amateur archaeologist bought the island and began digging, with the result that Motya has yielded a stream of discoveries and is now the major source of our knowledge of the Phoenicians." 260p. plates bibiography. index. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$27.50

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