FERMOR, Patrick Leigh

Roumeli. Travels in Northern Greece.

Published: London, John Murray.

Date: 1966

First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards, in dust jacket designed by John Craxton. Numerous black and white plates.Presentation copy, inscribed “From Paddy L.F to Tania & Anthony.” The inscription incorporates typical Leigh Fermor pictorial elements - of mountains. Bookplate of Anthony Hobson to front pastedown. Roumeli, Fermor explores Northern Greece and its minority communities. He relates the life of the Sarakatsan nomad, of the beggars of the Kravara and of the monks of Meteora. He also reflects on the conflict between modern Greece and the old Greek world which then still existed in the mountains and along the unexploited coast. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket some slight wear to the head of the spine.



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