de Selincourt, Aubrey - The World of Herodotus - ( Item 123630 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Very slight marks to slipcase. Introduced by Paul Cartledge. This sparkling study of the ancient world pays tribute to Herodotus, whose Histories made him a forefather of the modern historian.Exploring a period which Paul Cartledge describes in his introduction as 'one of the most interesting and exciting epochs of all human history', this new edition features endpaper maps illustrating the Mediterranean and the Near East, and a comprehensive chronology. Twenty-four pages of colour illustrations complement de Sélincourt's eye for both the serious and playful aspects of ancient life, juxtaposing sublime statues and vases with ancient depictions of turtles, crocodiles and hockey players. The binding design, portraying a raucous Dionysian parade, encapsulates de Sélincourt's sense that 'men in the passage of centuries, though they have changed their clothes much and often, have but little and seldom changed themselves'. The World of Herodotus book. Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Neil Gower. Set in Garamond. 448 pages. Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates. 9½" x 6¼". A far-reaching and brilliantly detailed account. From the Folio Society description.
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