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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202128

ISBN: 0316057509

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pages faintly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Five and a half million years ago, the waters of the Atlantic flooded across an isthmus joining Morocco and Spain and into a vast trench in the earth's crust. The resulting cataract plunged for a century or so over a cliff many miles long and fifty times higher than Niagara, until at last the basin was filled and the Mediterranean ... View more info

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Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

By: Bakken, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269311

ISBN: 0520275098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint letter smudges on jacket front. 2013 Hard Cover. xviii, 238 pp. Combining the best of memoir, travel literature, and food writing, Christopher Bakken delves into one of the most underappreciated cuisines in Europe in this rollicking celebration of the Greek table. He explores the traditions and history behind eight elements of Greek cuisine?olives, bread, fish, cheese, beans, wine, meat, and honey?and journeys through the country searching for the be... View more info

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Greek Art (World of Art)

By: Boardman, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2269916

ISBN: 0500202923

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Wrappers and pages very faintly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. First published in the early 1960's, this history of Greek art has been enlarged and rewritten. It takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject, and emphasizes that Greek art should be seen in its proper context, not that of galleries and museums. 302 illustrations, 73 in color. View more info

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Leonardo: Discovering the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

By: Bramly, Serge; Reynolds, Sian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Edward Burlingame / Harper Collins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276302

ISBN: 0060160659

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Ink name on front endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. xvii, 439 pp. First published in France, Serge Bramly's acclaimed biography reveals Leonardo to be as complicated, seductive, and profoundly sympathetic as the figures he painted. Bramly spent five years gathering evidence to reconstruct the artist's life--from his early years as an illegitimate child to his death in the arms of the King of France. Includes color and black-and-white im... View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260192

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Toledano 3.2). Flexible boards. Edges lightly rubbed, front hinge starting. 1927 Hard Cover. 485 pp. The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini was started in the year 1558 at the age of 58 and ended abruptly just before his last trip to Pisa around the year 1563 when Cellini was approximately 63 years old. The memoirs give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy s... View more info

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Finding Italian Roots

By: Colletta, John Philip

Price: $3.00

Publisher: GPC: 1993

Seller ID: 1718807

ISBN: 0806313935

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Whether you choose to conduct your family research by traveling to Italy or by writing to town archives and other repositories of family information, this is the complete guide for you. View more info

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Salve Venetia: Gleanings from Venetian History

By: Crawford, Francis Marion

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266483

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 517, [7]; x, [2], 441, [7] pp. 8vo. Teal cloth, gilt titles, white and gilt decorations. Includes 225 illustrations from etchings by Joseph Pennell. View more info

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Secrets of the Swamp

By: Delta, Penelope; Bobick, Ruth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publishers: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262959

ISBN: 1931807876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. First English translation of the 1937 work. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket front. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. ix, 475 pp. As the Macedonian Struggle intensifies in 1906, two Greek military officers arrive at the swamp at Lake Giannitsa to lead the Greek rebels. Captain Agras--the ideal hero--radiates energy and spirit; Captain Nikiphoros, in contrast, is more deliberate and reflective. Both are courageous and fearless--united in their aims... View more info

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Remarkable Characters and Places of the Holy Land: Comprising an Account of Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles, Women, Warriors, Poets, and Kings. With Descriptions of Ancient Cities and Venerated Shrines.

By: Elliott, Charles W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2275018

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiii, 640 pp. Gilt title and page ridges. Includes hand-colored map of the Holy Land (page 339) and steel engravings. CONTENTS: The Patriarchal Life, By Theodore D. Woolsey; Abraham the Wanderer, B.C. 1921; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob, Esau, and Joseph; Did the Patriarchs Live to the Age of One Hundred and Eight?; Egypt in Darkness; Moses the Leader--B.C. 1625, Poole: 1491, A.V.; Joshua the Conqueror, B.C. 1... View more info

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Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer

By: Fox, Robin Lane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275613

ISBN: 0679763864

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on front flyleaf, faint odor of smoke. 2010 Trade Paperback. xx, 465 pp. The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history e... View more info

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The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary, in Two Volumes

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small light stain on volume 1 spine, volume 1 spine slightly faded. 1904 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 383; xiii, 377, [7] pp. 8vo. A profusely illustrated Italian travelogue, with photogravures, etchings, and woodcuts throughout text.Keywords: TRAVEL ITALY TUSCANY TUSCAN View more info

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Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945

By: Koburger, Charles W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Praeger: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204424

ISBN: 0275944654

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, near fine. 1993 Hard Cover. xiv, 169 pp. The purpose of this book is two-fold. First, it presents in a single place a coherent account of the tumultuous naval events that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean between 1940 and 1945 during World War II. Second, the book aims to demonstrate in an interesting fashion what naval warfare in the narrow seas is really like.Koburger demonstrates that there was a definite Allied strategy in the Eastern ... View more info

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Hellas Observed: The American Experience of Greece, 1775-1865

By: Larrabee, Stephen A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2097826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, & dated by author on half-title page. Jacket spine faded with minor loss from head, jacket price clipped. 1957 Hard Cover. xv, 357 pp. 8vo. Includes two sections of black & white reproductions of historical illustrations. An examination of the travels of American citizens in Greece from the revolutionary era through the American Civil War, and the Greek influence upon American literature, culture, and politics. An interesting juxtapositi... View more info

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Greece [Rambles in Greece] (The World's Famous Places and Peoples)

By: Mahaffy, J.P.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Merrill and Baker: 1895

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2123362

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. No date - late 19th century, probably 1890s. Edges rubbed. 1895 Half-Leather. Part of a larger history of various countries, but these two volumes comprise the full portion dedicated to Greece. Red leather spines & corners, marbled boards & endpapers, gilt titles, top edge gilt. View more info

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Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945

By: O'Hara, Vincent P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203962

ISBN: 1591146488

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. xviii, 324 pp. The Mediterranean Sea was the most intensely contested body of water in World War II. As the maritime crossroads where Europe, Asia, and Africa meet, more major naval actions were fought in the Mediterranean than in the Atlantic or Pacific. Despite its importance, remarkably little has been written about the subject, and what exists is largely one-sided and outdated. This fresh study of the naval ... View more info

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U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

By: Paterson, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203952

ISBN: 1591148936

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2007 Hard Cover. v, 202 pp. Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back into the Atlantic: they were all either su... View more info

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The Mycenaeans in History

By: Samuel, Alan E.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1527816

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly rubbed. 1966 Trade Paperback. 158 pp. A study of the ancient culture that preceded the Greek society of Plato and Aristotle. CONTENTS: Introduction; 1. The Discovery of Mycenaean Civilization; 2. The Forerunners of the Mycenaeans; 3. The Centers of Mycenaean Civilization; 4. Records of the Past; 5. Early Greek Religion; 6. The Mycenaeans in Greece; 7. Traders to the World; 8. The World of the Mycenaeans; 9. The End and the Beginning; Bibliography;... View more info

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The Making of Modern Italy

By: Solmi, Arrigo; Del Re, Arundell (Introduction)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Kennikat Press: 1970

Seller ID: 1721859

Condition: Very Good


1970 reissue of 1925 original. No jacket. Light scuff marks to front board. xxi, 231 pp. A history of Italy from the Restoration period, showing various political transformations and wars, the final chapter dealing with Italy's role in European politics and World War I. Illustrated with seven maps. View more info

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Battle for Crete

By: Spencer, John Hall

Price: $10.00

Publisher: White Lion Publishers Limited: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205228

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned.Near Fine. 1976 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. After two years' extensive research the author has written a thorough account of the political and military background to the German invasion of Crete and the bitter fighting that followed the first airborne assault on an island in history. The book tells of confused negotiations between the British and Greek governments; the misunderstandings between Winston Churchill's Wa... View more info

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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Modern Library / Random House:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262324

Condition: Good


Rear jacket flap stained, carries over lightly to boards, jacket price clipped, jacket edges rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 344, [6] pp. Even more than a study of one of the most heroic personalities of history, John Addington Symonds' biography of Michelangelo becomes an evaluation of the Renaissance and its most titanic symbol. Of the ninety years of Michelangelo's life, three quarters of a century was consecrated to his great works of... View more info

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Haggadah and History: A Panorama in Facsimile of Five Centuries of the Printed Haggadah from the Collections of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

By: Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277991

ISBN: 0827600461

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very faint stain along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1975 Large Hardcover. 494 pp. This book is much more than a history of the Passover Haggadah. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history-as reflected in the Haggadah itself. View more info

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Picasso (Gallery of Art Series)

By: [Picasso]; Apollonio, Umbro; Foligno, Cesare

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Uffici Press: 1954

Seller ID: 2276916

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards and pages faintly toned. 1954 Large Hardcover. 26 pp. Tipped in color illustrations. Pablo Ruiz Picasso (/p??k??so?, -?kæso?/;[2] Spanish: [?pa?lo pi?kaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invent... View more info