I Discover Greece; Wherein an Incurable Nomad Sets Forth what Befell Him and an Artist Friend During a Labyrinthine Summer Journey through Modern Hellas. Harry A. Franck.
I Discover Greece; Wherein an Incurable Nomad Sets Forth what Befell Him and an Artist Friend During a Labyrinthine Summer Journey through Modern Hellas

I Discover Greece; Wherein an Incurable Nomad Sets Forth what Befell Him and an Artist Friend During a Labyrinthine Summer Journey through Modern Hellas

New York: The Century Co. [1929], 1929. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [6], vii-xvii, [3], 3-359, [5] pp. Red cloth with decorations in black and yellow on the front board and spine, black lettering on the front board and spine. Price of $4.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns (maps of Greece), with a frontispiece drawing of a hanging monastery and thirty-one additional plates of photographs (ninety-seven total photographs) from the author's journey around Greece. Franck documents his visit to the Parthenon, to the royal tomb at Mycenae, his time in Cyprus, his tours of Greek chapels and monasteries, interactions with rural Greek women, his companion's love of Greek pottery, a visit to the Temple of Zeus, (at which the author states "a pillar of the Temple lies like a stack of poker chips where washout and wind tumbled it long ago"), and his visit to Crete. A well-documented sojourn around Greece, capturing the ancient civilization, Balkan ethnic groups in Greece, and the modern religions of the country. An exceptional copy, difficult to find in nice condition. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00009646

Jacket shows a tiny closed tear to its front panel and a touch of fading to the spine panel, overall a stunning copy.

Price: $200.00