She was able to see both sides and what she found was similarity, not difference. This is an ex-Library book. Woodcut by Reynolds Stone on title page. In very good, clean condition with a very good, price clipped dust jacket. The Western Shores of Turkey will accompany me when I revisit Anatolia.
Dust Jacket in protective plastic cover, affixed to boards with tape. The adjective, however, limits the accomplishment. Richly illustrated with images of architecture, sculpture and inscriptions in support of his theories. Nomad and social lioness, public servant and private essayist, emotional victim and mythmaker. Light tanning and thumb marking throughout with some small dog-eared corners. The second of Stark's books recounting her travels in Turkey, following Ionia.
Size: 8vo - over 7. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation. A travel literature classic, about the intrepid author's journey through post-war Turkey. Completed and edited by Wendy Young after the author's death. Jacket is marked, tanned and edge worn. She traveled extensively through Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and Southern Arabia, where she became the first western woman to travel through the Hadhramaut.
Resting on two continents, Turkey reflects and absorbs the cultures of both East and West and nowhere is this more evident than along its Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Her life was something of a work of art. Besides sheer enjoyment, one should read her for a fresh perspective on the intractable issues dogging Christian-Muslim relations. Foxing on page block and many pages within - never obscuring content. The greatest woman traveller of the 20th century? Corners lightly bumped, else a fine copy. Brown pictorial dj with title in tan on front cover and in off white on blue oval on spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has very mild dampstaining to the upper front panel and small chips at the corners and spine ends.
Binding is firm with mild scuffing to hinge at paste down from removed endpaper. Pen and stamp marking to endpapers and publish page. In the early 1950s, following the trail of ancient Persian and Greek traders, Freya Stark set out by boat to explore the Lycian coast. She received the title of Dame and her many, now classic, books include Travels in the Near East, A Winter in Arabia, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Alexander's Path, Dust in the Lion's Paw, East is West and Valleys of the Assassins. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company.
Re-reading her now, her restrained powers of description shine as brightly as they ever did, and they will continue to shine until the next Ice Age. An essential books for all visitors to Western Turkey. Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. Lycia, on the southwestern coast of Turkey, is an ancient land steeped in mystery, myth, and legend. The result is both an informative guide and a remarkable travelogue for all who follow in his footsteps.
Figured prominently throughout history and literature, Lycia is known as home to the fiery chimera; heartland of worship for the goddess Leto; old ally of Troy; lure to conquering Cyrus and Alexander; and irresistible destination for centuries of travelers, artists, and writers. In the early 1950s, following the trail of the ancient Persian and Greek traders, famed travel writer Freya Stark set out by boat to explore the Lycian coast. The greatest woman traveller of the 20th century? Having been a woman whose roamings through Middle Eastern deserts and mountains put her in the top ranks of the fabled Royal Geographical Society makes her more so. This person could be Ralph or Molly Izzard. She was guided by the traces of Lycia's rich history and cultural heritage. For them it is hoped that a paperback version will soon be available. South from Smyrna, she was guided by traces of Lycia's rich history and cultural heritage.
Usually solo, she ventured to places few Europeans had ever been, and her journeys earned her the title of Dame along with huge public acclaim. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover spine ends are bumped and sunned. She explored Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Southern Arabia, where she became the first western woman to journey through the Hadhramaut. Previous owner's signature in ink. Good in Good dust jacket; Penciled notes at rear flyleaf, owner bookplate. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, rubbed and worn at edges with several small chips and tears.
Re-reading her now, her restrained powers of description shine as brightly as they ever did, and they will continue to shine until the next Ice Age. She was able to see both sides and what she found was similarity, not difference. The second stage of the author's Turkish travels charts a single journey by sea along the Asia Minor coast, landing as the tide and winds allowed. Boards are covered by secured dust jacket. With its dramatic mountains and idyllic bays, it is one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
Blue cloth hardcover sunned at edges. Her books are more relevant than ever. South from Smyrna, she was guided by traces of Lycia's rich history and cultural heritage. Spine gently rubbed at top and base. Ralph Izzard a journalist who spent many years in Beirut had also been involved in Naval Intelligence and acquainted with Ian Fleming.