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The Find of a Lifetime : Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos.

By Horwitz,Sylvia

New York: Viking Press, 1981. Enjoyable biography of Sir Arthur Evans and his discoveriy of the Minoans Palace at Knossos. HC 278p. map.bibliography.index. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.50

Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete
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Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete

By Brown, Ann C

Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993. Based on Evans's travel diary and sketchbooks, and illustrated throughout with contemporary drawings, photographs and modern comparisons, this book describes journeys made in Crete between 1894 and 1899 visiting archaeological sites, many in remote areas which are still unexcavated.. 92 p. illus [some col] maps, bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Ten Days to Destiny : The Battle for Crete, 1941

By Kiriakopoulos, G,C [George]

Franklin Watts, 1983. "The battle for Crete made history because it was the first Airborne attack without the benefit of ground troops. And it was the first battle in which the civilian populations stood shoulder to shoulder with the military, fighting for their precious freedom. The historical significance of Crete is directly linked to the outcome of the war." ; Text neat and complete. Usual marks of library ownership, a few small stains.264p. maps bibliography.index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Ex-Library.

$8.00

The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
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The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

By Davis, Wes

New York: Crown Publishers, 2000. In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers - scholars, archaeologists, writers- who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made '' “the obsolete choice of Greek at school".Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside. Infiltrated into occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling untold story of World War II, Wes Davis offers a brilliant portrait of a group of legends in the making, against the backdrop of one of the war’s most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Poetic Localities : Photographs of the Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy and Athens

By Stillman, William J.; Ehrenkranz, Anne (editor); Eisler, Colin (editor)

Gordonsville,(VA): Aperture Foundation,, 1992. W.J.Stillman was an avid photographer in the 19th. Century, and he took wonderful pictures [1869] of the Acropolis and Athens [1882] and Crete [1865-1868] whilst he served in Greece as the American Consul (His wife was Greek - Maria Spartali, a well known Pre-Raphaelite artist, who died tragically) 126p.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/Fine.

$30.00

Poetic Localities : Photographs of the Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy and Athens

By Stillman, William J.; Ehrenkranz, Anne (editor); Eisler, Colin (editor)

Gordonsville,(VA): Aperture Foundation,, 1992. W.J.Stillman was an avid photographer in the 19th. Century, and he took wonderful pictures [1869] of the Acropolis and Athens [1882] and Crete [1865-1868] whilst he served in Greece as the American Consul (His wife was Greek - Maria Spartali, a well known Pre-Raphaelite artist, who died tragically) 126p.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$17.50

To Nisi (The Island)

By Hislop, Victoria

Athens: Dioptra, 2007. "On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But, Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then, she finds Fortini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip." Donor inscription in Greek on ffep., esle fine. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Translation: Mihalis Delegkos .

$20.00

The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
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The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

By Davis, Wes

New York: Crown Publishers, 2000. In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers - scholars, archaeologists, writers- who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made '' “the obsolete choice of Greek at school".Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside. Infiltrated into occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling untold story of World War II, Wes Davis offers a brilliant portrait of a group of legends in the making, against the backdrop of one of the war’s most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index Small remainder mark, else near fine. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/As New.

$17.50

Candia Venezia: Venetian Itineraries through Crete

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ". . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$45.00

Candia Venezia : Venetikes Diadromos Stin Kriti [IN GREEK]

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ". . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$50.00

Gods,Graves and Scholars

By Ceram, C.W. (Kurt W.Marek)

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1975. Some of the most dramatic and interesting archaeological finds around the world, including Troy,Mycenae and Crete. 441p. [+ xiv) illlus.bibliography.index . Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.E.B.Garside & Sophie Wilkins. Ex-Library.

$10.00

The Villa Ariadne
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The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

The Villa Ariadne
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The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglu, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook - and irrepressible gourmet - takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. The author has signed this book twice on the title page. Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$65.00

The Olive Route : A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the Mediterranean

By Drinkwater, Carol

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006. "Starting out from her Provencal olive farm to distant Mediterranean shores .. on a quest for the olive's ancient secrets .. tracking , amongst others, the Cretans, Phoenicians Greeks and Romans, as well as encountering its modern-day inhabitants [she] returns to her home bringing with her many inspirational tales of this tree of eternity" 328p. index (chip to dj, else fine) (Greece pp.221-255, Crete pp. 256-278) . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Twelve Days in Crete

By Robertson, Jean & Gardiner, Duncan

London: Sunday Times, 1972. Small travel guide issued by the Suday Times. This copy with a personal inscription by Jean Robertson. Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Crete, Rhodes and Delos

By Alexandrakis, Maria & Mantzoufa, Clio

Athens: Alexman Editions, 1963. Vintage pocket sized guide for tourists covering 3 popular Greek islands 119p. plates (B & W). 1st Greek Ed.. Pbk.. Fine. Illus. by Foreword By Lawrence Durrell.

$7.50

Monastery of Arkadi : History - Art - Traditions

By Provatakis, Theocharis

Athens: Toumbis, 1986. A small but well illustrated and informative guide to the Monastery of Arkadi in Crete, famous for the heroic resistance to the Turkish occupation (1866-1869) 80p. illus. index. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$15.00

Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'
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Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'

By Freely, John

New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2008. Crete, the 'Great Island' of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. In myth, it is associated with Daedalus and Icarus and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, its visitors lured by the promise of spectacular beaches and the remains of some of the most influential and ancient civilisations in Europe. Part history, part guide, "Crete" includes comprehensive and detailed itineraries, covering the cities of Iraklion, Rethymnon and Chania; the great Minoan palaces at Knossos, Phaestos and Ayia Triadha plus Graeco-Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and Venetian churches. Scattered throughout are the myths, legends and folklore of the island, as well as notes on its hidden gems: scenic stopping-off points, untouched beaches, mountain villages and tavernas, where the ancient ritual songs and dances of Crete are still performed.'In the middle of the sable sea, there lies an isle called Crete, a ravisher of eyes...' . Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$10.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglou, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook - and irrepressible gourmet - takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. The author has signed this book twice on the title page Bookplate of previus owner on ffep, else fine. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$20.00

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