Ascherson, Neal - Black Sea - ( Item 115303 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Updated foreword by the author. Three-quarter-bound in buckram with a Modigliani paper side. Printed with a view of the Bosphorus. Set in Minion. 304 pages. Frontispiece. 16 pages of colour and black & white illustrations. Book size: 9½× 6¼ ins. 'Like the terminal moraine of a glacier, the Black Sea shore is a place where the detritus of human migrations and invasions has been deposited for more than four thousand years'. Ascherson combines a personal narrative with a historian's insight, in a lyrical and philosophical examination of the place where 'civilisation' met 'barbarism'; trader encountered nomad, and different worlds collided. He ends this thoughtful book with the physical state of the Black Sea – the beluga, anchovy, sturgeon and dolphins, which once abounded, have fallen to record lows. It may be the ecological story, and not the human, which proves the final tragedy.
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