137 pp; With essays by Robert Browning and Graham Binns. This is a great book in excellent condition with solid binding, a completely clean tight unmarked interior, and a crisp unmarked dust jacket. Book includes notes, appendices, and BW photos, reproductions, and scale drawings. Jacket protected in a clear Brodart cover. Whether Lord Elgin moved them in a rescue effort or merely to decorate his private house, Hitchens eloquently argues Phidias' incomparable marbles should be returned. ; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. Bookseller Inventory #
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When Thomas Bruce, seventh earl of Elgin and British ambassador to the Ottoman empire, removed the Parthenon's sculptured friezes to the British Museum, he ignited a controversy that has not abated in a century and a half. Was Elgin a preservationist or an imperialist thief? Should Britain return the marbles to the Greek government? In this short, gracefully written, engaging broadside, Hitchens, a columnist for the Nation , makes a forceful case for full restitution of the sculptures. Lord Elgin, who considered keeping the marbles himself and charging admission to see them, comes off as an enterprising pirate. In a prefatory essay on the Parthenon, Browning, a classics professor at the University of London, traces the building's history as temple to Athena, makeshift Christian church, school for Greek girls, Turkish arms dump. The international effort now underway to restore the Parthenon and the Acropolis is discussed in a closing essay by Binns, who heads the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles. Photos.
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Title: IMPERIAL SPOILS: THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE ...
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st American Edition.
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2755813665
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, 1988. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st American ed. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64451266
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Clean, mark-free interior! No dust jacket. SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000480253
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Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020809041898
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010809041898
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988. Hard Cover Clothbound. Book Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. No Jacket. First American Edition. [137 pp] . FIRST AMERICAN EDITION - HARDCOVER - VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE [No DJ]. In Hitchens' fourth book he takes on the centuries old controversy of who owns the remains of the Parthenon sculptures and friezes---Great Britian or Greece. Hitchens died on December 15, 2011, from complications arising from oesophageal cancer, a disease that he acknowledged was more than likely due to his lifelong predilection for heavy smoking and drinking. PROVENANCE: This copy was originally a gift from Robert Giroux of FSG, to Jefferson Berryman (younger brother of renowned poet John Berryman) as attested to by a laid-in letter from Giroux to Berryman dated September 6, 1989, along with Giroux's small, blue, complimenary-book gift card. The one-page letter is signed "Bob" in blue pen. In the second paragraph of the letter Giroux writes, "I'm sending you a new book by Christopher Hitchens, which might interest you. He vaporizes Lord Elgin's claim that he despoiled the Greek marbles "for the sake of preserving art." Not surprisingly, Farrar, Straus and Giroux was a primary publisher for Hitchens. Bound light gray cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Boards have minor sunning. Only the jacket flaps remain of the original dust jacket. To protect the boards and flaps a clear-Mylar dust jacket was added. Relatively scarce CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS COLLECTIBLE. Bookseller Inventory # 08729
Book Description Hill & Wang Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110809041898
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