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Imprint: 3rdGuides (classic travel writing)

3rdGuides presents new editions of classic travel accounts that have an emphasis on culture, history, and archaeology (as well as landscape and sense of place). The books are targeted at those who generally have a wider interest in, and knowledge of, the regions they chose to study, visit (or, indeed, reside in).


The Dodecanese: Further Travels Among the Insular Greeks

ed. Gerald Brisch

A sequel to The Cyclades, a compilation of late-19th-century travel writings (with an archaeological/ethnographical bias) centred on the Greek Dodecanese islands. The authors are the British explorer J. Theodore Bent (1852-1897), devotedly supported by his wife Mabel Virginia Anna (1847-1929) READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00

The Travel Chronicles of Mrs. J. Theodore Bent. Volume II: The African Journeys

Mabel Bent et al.

Mabel Virginia Anna Hall-Dare, the wife of English archaeologist and explorer James Theodore Bent, kept a series of notebooks on her travels. Volume II (of III) relates to the following journeys: Egypt (1885); Zimbabwe (1891); Ethiopia (1893); Sudan (1896); Egypt (1898). READ MORE

Paperback: £27.50

The Travel Chronicles of Mrs J. Theodore Bent. Volume III: Southern Arabia and Persia

Mabel Bent et al.

Mabel Virginia Anna Hall-Dare was the extraordinary wife of the English explorer and archaeologist James Theodore Bent. In the early 1880s the couple began a fifteen-year series of highly-regarded geographical, archaeological and ethnographical researches in the eastern Mediterranean, Africa and Arabia. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.50

The Travel Chronicles of Mrs J. Theodore Bent. Volume I: Greece and the Levantine Littoral

Mabel Bent et al.

Mabel Virginia Anna Hall-Dare, the wife of English archaeologist and explorer James Theodore Bent, kept a series of notebooks on her travels. This volume is the first of a planned set, presenting the adventures of the couple throughout the world. READ MORE

Paperback: £27.50 | eBook: £16.00

Rhodes in Ancient Times

Cecil Torr et al.

"Rhodes in Ancient Times" is a guide to one of the influential and powerful maritime states in the Mediterranean. The author's curiosity leads him to explore the island's history, culture, myths and legends, arts, and contribution to learning in the centuries before Christ. Naturally, the celebrated Colossus is not overlooked! READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00

Athens and Attica: Journal of a Residence there

Christopher Wordsworth et al.

Christopher Wordsworth (1807-85), nephew of William the poet travelled to Pericles' Athens in 1832. The account of his tour, Athens and Attica (first published in 1836), is a scholarly companion to the history, topography, and myths of an area compact in dimension yet vast in terms of its contribution to Western civilization. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00

Rhodes in Modern Times

Cecil Torr et al.

Cecil Torrs 19th-century studies of Rhodes, in the Greek Dodecanese, off the coast of Asia Minor, were the first and most authoritative English guides to the islands multi-layered history: nothing approaching them had been attempted before. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00

The Cyclades, or Life Among the Insular Greeks

J Theodore Bent et al.

Described as a spirited, sometimes quirky, narrative of the ups and downs of simple travel in the Greek islands.. in the late nineteenth century', this book is a personal account of two tours made by J Theodore Bent and his wife around the Greek islands between 1882 and 1884. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00