Ionia: A Quest. Freya STARK, Dame.

Ionia: A Quest.

London: John Murray, 1954. [Travel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.[xxiv]; 263; [1] blank. Publisher's blue cloth titled in gilt to spine and upper board, pictorial dust-jacket priced at 30s net, sketch map drawn by E.G. Morton, photographic plates and in-text drawings by the author. Spotting to endpapers, toned to edges. Cloth sunned to part of the spine and the top board edge. Dust-jacket rubbed and worn with some loss. A very good copy in a used wrapper. Dedicated to fellow travel writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, Stark recounts her travels through what is now western Turkey, all the while reflecting on the great works of the classical authors, particularly Herodotus the historian and Pausanias the geographer. Item #52354

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