Handbook of Greece

London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, [1918]. 8vo, pp. 782; photographic frontispiece and 19 plates, 2 color folding maps; original navy cloth, gilt title on spine; ex-Hill Library with call number on spine, stamp on title page, and a few other library markings, very good and sound. The Naval Intelligence Division Geographical Handbook Series was produced between 1917 and 1922 and were commissioned to support the war effort, first for WW1 and then with a second series in WW2. The Greece handbook was divided into three volumes, our copy being volume 1 only, covering the mainland of Old Greece and certain neighbouring islands. (Volume II contained The Cyclades and Northern Sporades, and Volume 3 The Islands of the Northern and Eastern Aegean). It includes an overview on history, ethnology, politics etc, but is mostly concerned with detailed descriptions of all major routes through the country, describing them almost mile by mile. ID 1221 in the Naval Intelligence Handbook Series. Item #58006

Price: $125.00