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The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

New York: Dutton, 1980. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece. A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years). 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$10.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Zenith, 1983. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece.A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. index. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$5.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Arena, 1987. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece..A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. index. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$6.00

The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Vintage, 1993. The author's grandmothers spent their lives in China and India, daily observing the imperial custom of afternoon tea. Inspired by their memories he set off to explore the fast-disappearing relics of their world - an exploration which reached back into the history of the tea trade. In a journey through the lost European cities of the China coast, the crumbling tea city of Calcutta, and the legendary gardens of Bohea and Darjeeling, the author evokes past and present with a sense of the ironies of history, following the tea trade from its origins in the Canton factories through the Opium Wars and the settlement of British India, to its influence in the present day.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Arena, 1987. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece." A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. index. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$6.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Collins, 1980. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece. A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. illus (B & W drawings) index. Spine of dj sun faded, else fine.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$20.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

New York: Dutton, 1980. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece. A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) Spine of dj just starting to tan. 22p. illus (B & W drawings) index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$15.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Collins, 1980. In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece. A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. illus (B & W drawings) index. Spine of dj sun faded, else fine.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$20.00

A Merry Dance Around the World : The Best of Eric Newby
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A Merry Dance Around the World : The Best of Eric Newby

By Newby,Eric

London: Picador., 1995. " "Here, in the selection from the best of his published writings, will learn how to clear a pig sty in a gale near Cape Horn; what it is like to row 1200 miles down the Ganges or live behind German lines in occupied Italy; how to brave address buyers in postwar Edinburgh and in the wilds of Mayfair; how to deal with equally terrifying conduct of servers on the trans-Siberian railway; and how to cycle around the island in what was optimistically described as summertime -- in fact it rained for five months". 280.p. index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$5.00

A Traveller's Life
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A Traveller's Life

By Newby,Eric

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1983. A chronicle of travels, some homely some exotic, from the man who can make a schoolboy holiday in Swanage as colourful as a walk in the Hindu Kush. Eric Newby's life of travel began in 1919, on pram-ride adventures with his mother into the dark streets of Barnes and the chaotic jungles of Harrods, and progressed to solo, school-bound adventures around the slums of darkest Hammersmith. His interest piqued, Newby's wanderlust snowballed, and his adventures multiplied, as he navigated the London sewer system, bicycled to Italy and meandered the wilds of New York's Broadway. Whether travelling abroad as a high-fashion buyer for a British department store or for pure adventure as a travel writer, even when reluctantly participating in a tiger shoot in India, Newby chronicles his adventures with verve, humour and infectious enthusiasm. After nine years as the travel editor for the Observer, Newby reluctantly gave up the post, eschewing the new form of human-as-freight travel. However, this change was certainly no pity for his readers, as the latter-day Newby continued on his unwavering quest for fascinating detail and adventure wherever he roamed, whether on two feet or two wheels. 'A Traveller's Life' chronicles the incredible adventures of one of the best-loved tour guides in the history of travel writing. 554p. index.. 1st US Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$12.50

Here, There and Everywhere : an Informal Account of Incidents, People, and Places

By Bliss, Edgar S

West Springfield, MA: Privately Printed / William Edwin Rudge, 1931. Personal travel stories from places in the Far East "Five hundred copies privately printed at the printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Inc. New York, on Worthy Hand and Arrows paper and distributed by the Worthy Paper Company Association with the permission of the author." [who was associated with the Mittineague Paper Company. Died 1941] Clean tight copy. A small [1"] Chip missing from foot of the spine, else near fine. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire
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A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire

By Murray, Nicholas

London: Abacus, 2010. In the early 19th century there was a huge surge forward in travel of all kinds. Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 came barely a year after John Murray's first guidebook was published. Then in 1838 Bradshaw's famous portable railway timetable appeared. In 1841 Thomas Cook, the world's first travel agent, organised its first tour (from London to Leicester and back by train). The age of mass tourism had arrived. Side by side with it another phenomenom began to develop: exploration to wilder shores and uncharted lands. This is the focus of Nicholas Murray's fascinating book which draws upon the extraordinary stories of Livingstone's journey across Africa; Burton and Speke reaching Lake Tanganyika; John Stuart crossing Australia from south to north; Livingstone reaching the Zambezi; Richard Burton's travels across Arabia, and countless others' extraordinary and brave expeditions.632p. bibliography, illus.index. First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Kafka's Prague: A Travel Reader
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Kafka's Prague: A Travel Reader

By Wagenbach, Klaus

Woodstock NY: Overlook Books, 1996. Franz Kafka, whose cool detached prose and vivid literary images of power and metamorphosis have left a lasting influence on almost all of the world's literatures, ever hardly left his home city of Prague during his short life (1883-1924). This travel book-cum-reader provides a journey through both Kafka's reality and imagination permitting the reader or traveller to experience Kafka's milieu as he wrote such books as 'The Trial' and 'Metamorphosis'. Includes 8 maps and 150 B & W photographs - contemporary and vintage. A beautifully printed and bpund, 125 p. illus.maps on endpapers. 1st US Edition.. Cloth. New.

$20.00

The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

By Stark, Freya

New York: Modern Library, 2001. ".in these Persian travels she . explores Luristan, Mazaudevan ,"the Throne of Solomon" ans "the Valleys of the Assassins" and has filled in many blanks in the map of that country. In this book there is something more than a recounting of adventure, for there is humour, a keen understanding of the people, and a literary style that is unusual and compelling." Introduction by Jane Fletcher Geniesse. 292p. . Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover. As New.

$12.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index. Review copy ? with stamp of Canadian distributor, else near fine. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index.Text crisp and tight - looks unread - slight scuffing to paper covers, else near fine.. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: John Murray, 1954. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." 263p.plates, bibliography.index. Pages clean and unmarked, minor signs of library ownership (bookplate) Green cloth cover sun faded and marked, especially along the spine.. 1st UK Edition.. Cloth. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

The Grand Tour 1592-1796

By Hudson, Roger (ed)

London: Folio Society, 1993. Surveys the writings of the young British men whose social and cultural education was enhanced in various ways by their experiences on the "Grand Tour" 270p. illus (some col) index. No dj as issued Usual slip case is missing. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

$25.00

Ladies of the Grand Tour : British Women in Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe
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Ladies of the Grand Tour : British Women in Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe

By Dolan, Brian

New York: HarperCollins, 2001. "According to the 1747 publication "The Art of Governing a Wife", women in Georgian England were to "lay up and save, look to the house; talk to few and take of all within." However, some women broke from these directives and took up the distinctly male privilege of traveling to the Continent to develop mind, spirit, and body". 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

The Englishwoman in America

By Bird, Isabella

Chicago IL: Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 2012. Lakeside Classics Series. A reissue in a slightly abridged version [Edited and annotated by Thomas Philbrick] of the journeys in 1854 of this intrepid Victorian traveller who "traveled for five months, much of the time alone, by every imaginable method of conveyance through Upper and Lower Canada and from New England to the Mississippi." Includes her observation of people and places from her arrival in Halifax, through Prince Edward Island,Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal , Quebec and New York. Illustrated in colour by a selection of contemporary prints. 372 p. map index. The Lakeside Press Classics series was started in 1903 by Thomas E. Donnelley, [who] believed that a simple book, dignified and well designed, would be an appropriate holiday gift. Beautifully printed on fine paper in a handsome green cloth covered boards, with gilt title and decorations. Small format nice gift volume.. Reissue.. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$15.00

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