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A short popular History of Crete … with Introduction by P.W. Clayden.
- London, Jarrold & Son, 1897. Small 8vo. Original light blue cloth with Greek flag in white and black and map of the Island on front cover, lettered in black, patterned endpapers; pp. 165, [10 advertisements], folding map; a very good copy of a very rare title. First edition. In this history of the 'island of martyrs' Freese focuses on the rebellions of Cretans against various oppressors, and the geopolitical position between the Ottoma and Russian Empires. This book was triggered by the Cretan insurrection against the Ottoman Empire in the year of this publication, which led to the foundation of a Cretan state under Ottoman suzerainty, backed by Britain, France, Italy and Russia in 1898. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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