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Minoan Crete - H. E. L. Mellersh

Evans Brothers, 1967, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several small nicks and chips. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Though it was one of the greatest and most distinct of ancient civilizations, practically nothing was known of Minoan Crete until the present century. It is, in a sense, the complete creation of the archaeologist s spade and the scholar’s detective imagination. Their detailed investigations have revealed a rich culture with such brilliance, luxury, oddity and gaiety that it has invited comparison with Paris at its peak, and this despite the fact that its few written records are little more than duty rosters and lists of quartermasters and tax-collectors.”

Foreword or introduction by Edward Bacon. Size: 10" x 7¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 143 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.