Paris: Horizons de France, (1955). Paperback. 8vo. Very good in white and blue illustrated stiff paper wrappers with pink and black title to front wrapper and black title to white spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to dust jacket as well as light soiling and scuffing. One small open tear to top edge and one small open tear to bottom edge of front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations throughout. 162 pages. Greek History GRE/012518. Very Good / Very Good.
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Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press, 2002. One of 200 copies. This is an unusual and lovely scroll book, which, according to the Press, follows the written record of a wondrous monument standing in Athens. The Tower has been explained by scholars from antiquity to the present, yet the Tower of the Winds was and still is a mystery to those who study it. The work is original to the Foolscap Press both in content and exterior form, and was created as a biblio-artifact, both a book and an object. The book is in a pre-codex form, allowing the reader to scroll through history viewing the subject along a panorama 25 feet in length. In addition to reproducing historic texts, there are illustrations of the Tower by James Stuart and Nicolas Revett, two important early British architects. The work is printed in Adobe Herculanum type on Zerkall Book and hand made papyrus from Egypt. It is housed in a formed sculptural / architectural case. Each case is a rigid cylinder hinged with cloth and lined with a map of ancient Athens. Issued with handling instructions. It is a stunning and inventive work from this press. Scroll is in fine condition. PRI/102022. Fine.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. Paperback. 8vo. Black and grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers as well as minor rubbing. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 135 pages. GRE/013118. Very Good.
New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Poor, Anne. Hardcover. 4to. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST on dedication page. Laid in is a letter from the artist to Laurance and Isabel Roberts. L. Roberts was a noted a art director and Orientalist. Blue and white cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior filled with illustrations, many of which are in color. Illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 57 pages. GREECE/061406. Near Fine in Near Fine dj.
Basileae [Basel]: 1574. Hardcover. A compilation in Greek of the writings of Plutarch, including his Moralia but various other philosophical and historical writings as well. The Greek text is preceded by a several page letter of dedication in Latin, along with a frontispiece portrait of the Roman general Scipio. Bound in dark brown leather with gilt rulings to covers and gilt decorations to the spine compartments along with a spine label "Plutarchi Opera." Binding is chipped, bumped and worn with weakened joints. There was an attempt to reinforce or repair the joints with newer leather but it was not done well. The hinges are cracked but the text block is holding firm. Marbled endpapers, with front free endpaper detached. Text pages are browned and have occasional spots throughout. A few words and lines have been underlined. Pages 413-417 have a square brown spot possibly an offset from a piece of paper. Despite condition, this is an interesting work first published almost 450 years ago. Measures 8 x 12 inches. 679 pages plus index in both Greek and Latin. PHIL/011823. Very Good -.
London: Henry Colburn, 1837. Scarce. In his preface, the author states that there have been so many books about Egypt, but that his intent is to describe Egypt as it is, not as it was. Candia refers to the Venetian name for Crete at that time. During his military career Scott traveled in Crete and Syria. The two volumes are bound in nineteenth century three quarter black leather with marbled paper covers and endpapers. Leather is bumped and lightly rubbed. Marbled covers are scuffed. Text pages have browning and aging throughout but are quite legible. Volume I has frontis and two plates; Volume II has frontis, one plate, and fold-out map with the plan for Karnak. Very good. Small octavos. Volume I: 348 pages; Volume II: 358 pages.GREEK/032921.