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Ascherson, Neal - Black Sea - ( Item 123229 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. Reprint. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Very Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Updated foreword by the author. Three-quarter-bound in buckram with a Modigliani paper side. Printed with a view of the Bosphorus. Set in Minion. 304 pages. Frontispiece. 16 pages of colour and black & white illustrations. Book size: 9 6 ins. 'Like the terminal moraine of a glacier, the Black Sea shore is a place where the detritus of human migrations and invasions has been deposited for more than four thousand years'. Ascherson combines a personal narrative with a historian's insight, in a lyrical and philosophical examination of the place where 'civilisation' met 'barbarism'; trader encountered nomad, and different worlds collided. He ends this thoughtful book with the physical state of the Black Sea the beluga, anchovy, sturgeon and dolphins, which once abounded, have fallen to record lows. It may be the ecological story, and not the human, which proves the final tragedy.

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