Random House, 2002, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, first Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
710 g.; XIV, 402 pages, Map: The Eastern Mediterranean, three appendices, acknowledgements and index. At the beginning of the text is a double map showing the Route that the author took in his travels, and throughout the text are numerous black-and-white photographs and black-and-white illustrations and sketches. Cream coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the back strip edges and to the top book corners. Rubbing to the lower edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, with pale yellow titles to the front panel and brown titles to the backstrip. Sepia toned photograph of author to the rear of fold over panel. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, top right-hand corner. " The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements -- Roman numerals, straight roads -- but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first society in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked in droves on the original Grand Tour, travelling from the lost city of Troy to the top of the Acropolis in Athens, from the forum courses at Rhodes to the pyramids of Egypt, ending with the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the Empire." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The author recreates this Grand Tour. this is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; History -- Roman ; ISBN: 037550432X. ISBN/EAN: 9780375504327. Inventory No: 0109829.