STARK, Freya. The Lycian Shore.

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STARK, Freya. The Lycian Shore London, John Murray, 1956.

8vo. Original cloth in dustjacket, not price-clipped; pp. xi, 204; 66 black and white illustrations from photographs, numerous illustrations to text by the author, title-page wood engraving by Reynolds Stone, folding map; apart from very light offsetting from endpapers and light sporading spotting to text, a very good copy from the library of the urological surgeon David Band with his bookplate incorporating a depiction of utricularia vulgaris .
First edition. This, the second of Freya Stark's volumes on Turkey, is an account of her travels along the Asia Minor coast in a friend's vessel, following the route taken by Alexander the Great. As in her other works, Stark explores the history of her subject with as much interest as she does the country itself, believing that "...a journey without history is like the portrait of an old face without its wrinkles."