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First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 25.5 × 15.5cm, 179pp. Signed directly to the title page by Colin Thubron. For four months and five hundred miles Colin Thubron walked the mountains of Lebanon, following tracks and rivers. His journey was not only a survey of a remarkable country, but a quest for the gods and divinities who held the secrets of death and rebirth in the land's ancient cults. He visited almost every place of cultural importance, and lived with the people along his way, recording a country of outstanding natural scenery, rich with a unique medley of races and religions. Condition: The book itself is in very good condition with a little light tanning to the pages. The dustwrapper is rubbed to the edges and joints with a few small surface scratches to the rear. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. PLEASE SEE THE COX AND BUDGE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF BOOKS. MANY THANKS. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The Hills of Adonis is not only a masterfully-written travel book but also a personal quest for meaning by the author.
Ostensibly this is a book about Lebanon, finely written and deeply felt — not the Lebanon that a Beirut businessman would recognize, but a coastline of small historic ports and a littoral of beautiful mountains. In this country, the ruins of Phoenician, Greek and Roman are among the most impressive in the world. Crusader castles and Arab palaces stand together in the hills, and the people are a unique medley of races and religions.
For five hundred miles the author walked through the mountains, following tracks and rivers. His journey was not only a survey of a remarkable country, but a quest for the divinities of the region — Astarte and Adonis, who held the secrets of death and rebirth in the ancient cults of Lebanon. He visited almost every place of cultural importance, and lived with the people along his way, recording strange remnants left over from the religion of Baalim and high places.
The Hills of Adonis is both a travel book and a personal journal; a quest for meaning, a reflection on faith and reason and a poem on the joy and complexity of living.
About the Author: Colin Thubron is the master of classic travel writing and a previous winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His books include: Among the Russians; Behind the Wall; The Lost Heart of Asia and In Siberia.
Título: The Hills of Adonis, A Quest in Lebanon (...
Año de publicación: 1968
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Heinemann, London, 1968. Pictorial Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. A very good tight clean copy of the first edition.Very few marks to page edges.Page 67 was mis -cut in printing and small "extension"to top corner still in place.Usual Library stamps with Edinburgh City Libraries sign (with open book)embossed inside back cover.The pictorial boards are very good with slight rubbing to lower corners.In protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 000313
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd, 1968. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: good. First Edition. 0434779814 Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd ---Date: 1968 ---Edition: 1st ---Pages: 179 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, the only flaws are some scuffs and rips to the dust jacket and the usual library markings. ALL OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.0434779814. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1033342
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0434779814 UK BASED SELLER - SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL. * PLEASE NOTE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN*. previous owners sticker to the inside of the front cover. small stain to the dj. and small tear to the dj on the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería EE0000639
Descripción Heinemann, 1968. hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. No Jacket. 1st. EX-UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 1st edition hardback, no dustjacket, published by Heinemann, 1968. 179 pages. Small library mark to spine, library plate inside. Slight bumping to boards & light shelfwear to edges. Good. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 13612793
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 0434779814 Like New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería LN6.1145063
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97804347798193.0
Descripción Heinemann, 1968. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing hardback in clipped dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page with no other inscriptions. Book and dustjacket both in VG+ condition, slight wear to top of jacket spine. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 009855
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd, 1968. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110434779814
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0434779814 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1145063
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1968. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine, price-clipped. 1st edition. 179pp. No fading, inscriptions or wear. Colour pictorial d.j. The author's second book. A five hundred mile journey around Lebanon. beautiful copy. Size: 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería CF407