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The Resource Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece, Lady Hestia Evans ; editor Dugald A. Steer ; illustrative impressions by Nick Harris & Nicki Palin ; engravings by David Wyatt ; narrative friezes by Helen Ward

Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece, Lady Hestia Evans ; editor Dugald A. Steer ; illustrative impressions by Nick Harris & Nicki Palin ; engravings by David Wyatt ; narrative friezes by Helen Ward

Label
Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece
Title
Mythology
Title remainder
the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Lady Hestia Evans ; editor Dugald A. Steer ; illustrative impressions by Nick Harris & Nicki Palin ; engravings by David Wyatt ; narrative friezes by Helen Ward
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early nineteenth century, an English nobleman embarked on a tour of the sites of ancient Greece. He brought as his guide a primer on Greek myths written by his friend Lady Hestia Evans, a devotee of Lord Byron who had recently taken the same voyage. In the true Romantic spirit, Lady Hestia's book was not only lavishly illustrated but also boasted many paper crafts and novelties, including a card game featuring the twelve Olympians, an oak-leaf oracle of Zeus, a pop-up Pandora's box (with hope still inside), a booklet retelling the tale of Odysseus, a piece of the Golden Fleece, an obol coin to pay the ferryman on the River Styx, and many more flaps, foldouts, and other surprises. The nobleman added his own witty comments along the way, but he seems to have wished for something odd at the Delphic oracle: as the book nears its end, it slowly begins to turn . . .to gold. Now, for lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced with all its Romantic ambience, clever wit and novelty features intact"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DPL
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Evans, Hestia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Suitable for age 6 and up
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Steer, Dugald
  • Harris, Nick
  • Palin, Nicki
  • Wyatt, David
  • Ward, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology
  • Toy and movable books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece, Lady Hestia Evans ; editor Dugald A. Steer ; illustrative impressions by Nick Harris & Nicki Palin ; engravings by David Wyatt ; narrative friezes by Helen Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1085685
Dimensions
31cm.
Edition
Student's edition
Extent
1 volumes (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763634032
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1085685
  • (Sirsi) 1085685
  • (OCoLC)168437198
Label
Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece, Lady Hestia Evans ; editor Dugald A. Steer ; illustrative impressions by Nick Harris & Nicki Palin ; engravings by David Wyatt ; narrative friezes by Helen Ward
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1085685
Dimensions
31cm.
Edition
Student's edition
Extent
1 volumes (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763634032
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1085685
  • (Sirsi) 1085685
  • (OCoLC)168437198

Library Locations

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