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Costumes of Chios 1953  

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The Costumes of Chios, Their Development from the XVth to the XXth Century

Argenti, Philip P.


B.T. Batsford



 xiii, [3] 338 pages. Illustrated with 111 plates from drawings, prints, and photographs (some in color), other illustrations in text, map. (4to) 26x19 cm (10¼x7½"), blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt with a gilded sphinx seal on the front cover. One of 500 copies, 450 of which were for public sale.

Sartorial styles of Greeks, Turks, Venetians, and Genoese on the island of Chios under the sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates depicting fashions at work and at leisure among the mastic farming or fishing peasantry as well as the aristocracy. Philip P. Argenti was a Greek diplomat and participant in the catastrophic Asia Minor campaign of 1923. In his later life he became cultural ambassador to the Royal Greek Embassy in London. His ancestor Leonidas Argenti was killed in the Massacre of Chios memorialized by Eugene Delacroix.

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Somewhat sunned and slightly leaning spine with light bumps at ends, corners lightly bumped, sunfading to front cover and edges of rear; hints of toning within; very good.

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