Title: Collins Phrase Books: Greek
Author: Christopher Scott
Year: 1964 (First Edition)
Publisher: Collins Clear Type Press
Remarks: One page torn
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Modern Greek is not nearly as difficult as it looks. So many of the thousands of tourists who visit Greece take one look at the alphabet and say “not for me” […] True, it is possible to see the sights and lie on the beach without knowing a word of Greek […] but you can't rely on finding people who speak English everywhere. So if you should need the help of a Gendarme in the country, if you should want to give clear instructions in a garage, or buy something in a street-market […] in fact if you want to do anything more than sit in a motor-coach and be shepherded around the ruins—a few words of Greek are essential."
Front and rear pastedowns and endpapers are illustrated with a bilingual b&w map of Northern and Southern Greece, respectively.
Glazed pictorial boards. Spine and upper corners lightly bumped – negligible rubbing to ends. p.30 has a closed tear, along with some creasing, at its foot, else the book is in excellent internal condition for its age. Pages are lightly tanned, unmarked, and tightly bound.
Measures 15.5 cm × 10.5 cm (6.2″ × 4.2″). 16mo. 160 pp.