Greece And Britain by Stanley Casson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Collins, 1943, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates ; Black & White Plates;
From the cover: LT. -COL. STANLEY CASSON, distinguished scholar and archaeologist as well as brilliant author, has written this account of the relationship and mutual influence of Greece and Great Britain with the ease and wit which is based on profound scholarship, a vigorous and lively mind and love of the subject itself.
He gives a fascinating description of the earliest voyages of Greek sailors to England in search of tin; an almost unknown account of England in the sixteenth century by a Greek traveller side by side with an Elizabethan Englishmans account of a journey to Turkey which took him to the Greek Islands and mainland. He shows how with the seventeenth century came a revival of interest in classical Greece which reached its height in the eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century came the Greek War of Independence in which Britain took a small but enthusiastic part and from which she derived much inspiration. In the war of 1914-1918 Greece and Britain were allies the author himself served in Salonika for two years and once again in this war the two peoples are fighting together.
In the Nations and Britain series.
Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss at the spine ends and fraying to the tips. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.
Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 112 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my History Greek category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!