Herdsmen & Hermits - Celtic Seafarers in the Northern Sea

By: Lethbridge, T. C. [Tom]

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Small 3/8" chips at corners of dust-jacket and ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; This copy inscribed by the author and his wife Mina: "Martha G. L. Tottenham / from / Mina and Tom Lethbridge / Xmas. 1950". The inscription is possibly to Martha Georgina Loftus Tottenham (1864-1953). xix, [1], 146 pages + frontispiece. 27 in-text illustrations. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Top page edges dyed blue-green. Page dimensions: 184 x 123mm. With a 2 page Foreword by T. D. Kendrick, Director and Principal Library of the British Museum. Chapter titles: Introduction; The Earliest Men of the Islands; The Bronze Age; Men of the Brochs and Gallic Walls; Roman Interlude; Saxon, Scot and Pict; The Celts in Ireland; The Sea Road to Greenland; Norsemen and Eskimos in Greenland and America; The Crofting Culture; Notes; Short Bibliography. "Finally, I am writing the book with a background of personal experience, and am not like Strabo, who criticized Pytheas from the security of his library. I have crossed all the seas mentioned in it in ships of under a hundred tons burden, and have wandered on the shores of all the lands, except Wineland the Good." - from T. C. Lethbridge's Introduction, pp. xviii-xix. "It is a remarkable picture, this voyaging of Christian monks to the far north. The skin boat skimmed like a stormy petrel over the surface of the ocean. An endless succession of fulmars glided by and peered like owls into the men's faces." - p. 77.

Title: Herdsmen & Hermits - Celtic Seafarers in the Northern Sea

Author Name: Lethbridge, T. C. [Tom]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes: (1950)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 19206