Greek Civilization Through The Eyes of Travelers and Scholars: The Library of Dimitris Contominas, compiled by Leonora Navari
Opulent, beautifully bound, and colourfully illustrated. Drawings, watercolours, engravings, title pages, and bindings in the collection are reproduced throughout in color plates of excellent quality, some of them full page.
In collaboration with Konstantinos Staikos, a leading authority on library history, Leonora Navari has created an indispensable aid to any scholar of Greek culture.
This richly annotated bibliography documents the renowned collection of Dimitris Contominas whose library was assembled with the goal of collecting every book by scholars and visitors to Greece from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Each book is completely described bibliographically and the extensive notes include information on printing history, biographical data of the authors and illustrators, the significance of the work and its connections with the historical context of its time. The historical introduction is bilingual in English and Greek. There are over 200 illustrations, most in colour