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Cyprus: Historical and Descriptive: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Von Löher, Franz; Joyner, Mrs. A Batson

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The binding is sound but brittle; one page has become detached, and stitching shows here and there, but all pages are intact and unmarked, with some age browning; head and heel of spine somewhat frayed; two maps, 17 illustrations. There is a rather unfortunate inscription from unknown to the Medievalist Prof. John La Mont (1902-1949), an expert on Cyprus, on the flyleaf. Sticker from the Acorn Bookshop in Cincinnati, where Von Löher spent seven months and published.

After the Russo-Turkish War, the British Empire took over administration of Cyprus in 1878, and this occasioned much interest in Cyprus in the
English-speaking world. Mrs. Joyner thus translated and expanded Franz Von Löher's Cypern Reiseberichte über Natur und Landschaft, Volk und Geschichte (Stuttgart 1878).

Von Löher (1818-1892) was an historian, author, jurist and "48er" revolutionary who traveled extensively in the United states and the eastern Mediterranean.

This is more of a travelogue than R. Hamilton Lang's Cyprus, and gives very interesting details of the view, weather, climate, people, customs, traveling conditions, laws, Turkish administration in its waning days, Cypriot Greek and Turkish everyday life.


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Cyprus: Historical and Descriptive
Von Löher, Franz; Joyner, Mrs. A Batson
Dark blue cloth, gold-stamped authors, title, publisher, embossed decorations on front and back boards
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Cyprus: Ancient, Medieval and Colonial;
8 1/4" x 5 3/4"

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