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The Modern Antiquarian

£115.00

Product description

First edition.
"Deeply impressive. ancient history: the new rock 'n' roll.'" - The Times. Julian Cope's bestselling modern classic, The Modern Antiquarian, is a beautiful hardback package and has sold over 50,000 copies in two highly successful editions. Julian Cope is one of Britain's best known and most-celebrated post-punk visionaries. In this historical masterpiece, he takes us on an unforgettable journey across the British Isles, uncovering the first temples ever built and their myriad descendants, the relics of which can still be seen today. The Modern Antiquarian is the result of an eight-year odyssey in search of the roots of British cultural identity. Of the countless sites visited, Cope has selected over 300 of the very best; photographing their remains and explaining fully their relationships with the landscape. This book shines a powerful light onto the past of a nation hoodwinked into believing that its history began with the Roman conquest. Cope's deft prose examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of megalithic remains and their surroundings, allowing us for the first time to reconcile the tapestry of our past with modern life.

In its original slip case and in excellent condition. There is some slight bending to the book cover corners and slip case has had a triangular piece of the design stuck to the lower front (something has been dragged down the slip cover from the compass cut out to the bottom edge - the cover isn't torn but there is a groove). In addition there is some slight rubbing to the slip cover corners. Internally the book is pristine. Signed on the title page. A lovely book.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Cope, Julian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29cms x 21cms x 4cms
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0722535996
ISBN-13:
9780722535998
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Thorsons
Title:
The Modern Antiquarian

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First edition.
"Deeply impressive. ancient history: the new rock 'n' roll.'" - The Times. Julian Cope's bestselling modern classic, The Modern Antiquarian, is a beautiful hardback package and has sold over 50,000 copies in two highly successful editions. Julian Cope is one of Britain's best known and most-celebrated post-punk visionaries. In this historical masterpiece, he takes us on an unforgettable journey across the British Isles, uncovering the first temples ever built and their myriad descendants, the relics of which can still be seen today. The Modern Antiquarian is the result of an eight-year odyssey in search of the roots of British cultural identity. Of the countless sites visited, Cope has selected over 300 of the very best; photographing their remains and explaining fully their relationships with the landscape. This book shines a powerful light onto the past of a nation hoodwinked into believing that its history began with the Roman conquest. Cope's deft prose examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of megalithic remains and their surroundings, allowing us for the first time to reconcile the tapestry of our past with modern life.

In its original slip case and in excellent condition. There is some slight bending to the book cover corners and slip case has had a triangular piece of the design stuck to the lower front (something has been dragged down the slip cover from the compass cut out to the bottom edge - the cover isn't torn but there is a groove). In addition there is some slight rubbing to the slip cover corners. Internally the book is pristine. Signed on the title page. A lovely book.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Cope, Julian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29cms x 21cms x 4cms
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0722535996
ISBN-13:
9780722535998
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Thorsons
Title:
The Modern Antiquarian

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