London: Lutterworth Press, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Plans;
From the cover: In spite of her small size Portugal, our oldest ally, has been the ruler of one of the worlds largest colonial empires. This peaceful, sunny country with its ox-drawn wagons and colourful festivals seems not to have changed for hundreds of years. Yet Portugal has been the centre of much of Europes most dramatic history.
Portugals culture still reflects the influence of the Phoenicians, the Romans, Moors and Spanish, all of whom have played important parts in her past. The fishing industry was started by the Phoenicians, and is still one of her chief industries. The Portuguese language is the nearest to Latin of any of the modern European languages today, and Moorish architecture and Spanish customs are evident throughout the country. Yet Portugal has a special personality of her own which the authors of this book have captured exactly: her friendly people, her geography, industries and exciting history full of stories of courage and adventure.
In the Portraits of the Nations series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 127 pages. Index. 8¼” x 6″.