34 Beautiful Villages Normandy France Manche Calvados Orne Eure Seine-Maritime

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Seller: ancientgifts ✉️ (5,282) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 383696243101 34 Beautiful Villages Normandy France Manche Calvados Orne Eure Seine-Maritime. The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy by Hugh Palmer. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title.DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Thames & Hudson (2002). Pages: 208. Size: 12½ x 10¼ x 1 inch; 3¾ pounds. Summary: Normandy is a varied region of open country and woodland, stretching from the limestone plateau of the Pays de Caux in the northeast to Mont. St-Michel and the Cotentin peninsula in the west, where the villages anticipate the sturdy architecture of Brittany, and to the hills of the Perche Normand in the South a famous horse-breeding region. It is also a coastal land of towering cliffs and sandy beaches, imbued with a poignant sense of momentous historical events and punctuated by delicious villages - some fashionable resorts, others still working fishing communities like Barfleur, the most beautiful of which are illustrated in this volume. Normandy is also famous for the good things in life: a varied vernacular architecture, a rich cuisine derived from local produce (this is Camembert and Calvados country), and strong associations with the arts. Claudo Monet created his famous garden in the village of Giverny in the valley of the Seine. The village of Lyons-la-Foret, known for its traditional half-timbered houses, was home to Maurice Ravel. And no survey of the beautiful villages of Normandy would be complete without coastal Etretat, surrounded by towering cliffs and associated with Monet, de Maupassant and Courbet. In addition to the accounts of thirty-four of the most picturesque villages of Normandy, this beautiful book also includes special sections on the churches, chateaux, harbours and coastline. An essential addition to the Most Beautiful Villages series, it is completed by a guide to the most important sights, markets, hotels and restaurants. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Unread/lightly read hardcover with dustjacket. Thames & Hudson (2002) 208 pages. Book appears to have been perhaps been flipped through a few times. It doesn't really appear to have been read through (as in "cover to cover"), but if it has been, it was by someone with a very gentle touch. However the book does evidence modest shelfwear. From the inside the book is pristine. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and evidence only very faint browsing wear, if any. From the outside the book is clean, however as is more often the case than not with such massive books, the dustjacket and covers do evidence modest shelfwear. Large, heavy books like this are awkward to handle and so tend to get dragged across and bumped into book shelves as they are shelved and re-shelved, so it is not uncommon to see accelerated edge and corner shelfwear to both the dustjacket and covers of such huge, heavy books. In this case the dustjacket evidences mild edge "crinkling", particularly to the spine head, heel, and the four "tips" (the open dustjacket corners, top and bottom, front and back). There's also a very small, 1/4 inch "chip" (missing piece) to the dustjacket spine heel. We carefully repaired the small chip from the underside of the dustjacket, and touched it up with an oil-based sharpie, minimizing the prominence of this superficial cosmetic blemish. Beneath the dustjacket the covers are clean and unsoiled. However the lower cover corners were evidently lightly bumped, likely against a book shelf edge as the book was being carelessly reshelved. Again, such large books are awkward to handle, and are frequently bumped against bookshelves. The bump to the lower corner of the back cover is almost indiscernible. However the bump to the lower corner of the front cover left a 1/2 ich corner crinkle. Of course, this is really only noticed if you emove the book's dustjacket and scrutinize the book. The corner bump is not echoed in the pages beneath, i.e., there are no corresponding crinkles to the page corners within the book. It was a fairly gentle bump, it's basically in the nature of a superficial cosmetic blemish. Despite the light corner bump to the bottom corner of the front cover (and the tiny, repaired chip to the dustjacket spine heel), the overall condition of the book Condition of the book is not too far distant from what might pass as "new" stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often have become cosmetically blemished and/or show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear, consequence simply of the ordeal of constantly being shelved and reshelved and shuffled about. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient higtory books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 30 days! #8115c. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Featuring 34 of the most picturesque villages from the five departements of Normandy, this book also presents special sections on the churches, chateaux, harbors and coastline. A varied region of open country and woodland, it includes Mont-St-Michel and Monet's garden at Giverny. REVIEW: Hugh Palmer is one of the world s leading photographers of landscape, architecture and gardens. His work has been published in many magazines, including Harpers & Queen, Country Life and World of Interiors. His other book commissions include Flame Tree's Barcelona: City of Dreams, and many titles in Thames & Hudson's Most Beautiful Villages series. His photographs have also featured in The Secrets of Tuscany, The Secrets of Provence and The Secrets of the Greek Islands. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction. Manche. Barfleur. Mont-Saint-Michel. Mortain. Regneville-sur-Mer.Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. Vauville. Villedieu-les-Poeles. Ports and Harbours. Calvados. Beuvron-en-Auge. Clecy. Dives-sur-Mer. Houlgate. Livarot. Port-en-Bessin.Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives. Chateaux. Orne. Bagnoles-de-l'Orne. Belleme. Carrouges. Domfront. Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei. Sees. Half-timbered Buildings. Eure. Conches-en-Ouche. Fontaine-l'Abbe. Giverny. Le Bec-Hellouin. Lyons-la-Foret. Nonancourt. Churches and Abbeys.Seine-Maritime. Beauvoir-en-Lyons. Cleres. Etretat. Ry. Valmont. Varengeville-sur-Mer. Villequier. Eating in Normandy. A Travellers' Guide. Map. Further Reading. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: An oversized, full color photographic celebration of the villages, churches, chateaux, harbors, and coastlines of Normandy. Focusing on some of the most photogenic areas of Europe and the United States, this growing series of books is most notable for its magnificent photographs of the lovely villages and towns of the areas covered in each volume. With literary and historical references, these coffee table books include appendices listing the most important sites, markets, festivals, hotels, and restaurants. REVIEW: Featuring 34 of the most picturesque villages from the five departements of Normandy, this book also presents special sections on the churches, chateaux, harbors and coastline. A varied region of open country and woodland, it includes Mont-St-Michel and Monet's garden at Giverny.REVIEW: Famous for the good things in life, Normandy is the site of lovely villages along the coast, on the limestone plateau of the Pays de Caux, and in the horse-breeding region of the south. This guide explores over 30 of the most picturesque locations and offers special sections on the churches, chateaux, harbors, and coastline. 200 color photos. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: There are 256 beautiful color photographs in this book in addition to a detailed and highly accurate narrative. This book is divided into five regions: Manche, Calvados, Orne, Eure and Seine-Maritime. Each section has their own introduction and then is divided into the villages, which compose each region. There are useful maps to better understand where everything is located and the book, in addition to being a beautiful coffee table book, is also a great planning tool. You will be able to use this book in deciding if you want to visit these destinations and in deciding how you may wish to spend your time in this part of France. REVIEW: We used this beautiful book to plan and visit multiple villages while spending a week in Normandy. We were staying in Branville and this central location provided us access within 1-2 hours to many places. We were not disappointed as the descriptions were accurate and just the environments we were looking to visit. The book is a treasure now with lots of margin notes and dates we visited REVIEW: This book is absolutely superb. The photos are magnificent. It made me want to return to Normandy to visit the places I had not been to. The book was bought as a gift, and the recipient was as delighted as I was. REVIEW: This is such a beautiful book, I hate to read it for fear of messing it up. I will get over this since I am using this as the guide for visiting this area. Maybe I will buy one for the coffee table and one to use. REVIEW: This is one in a series of books by Palmer. I want them all!!! REVIEW: Five stars! This is a gift and exactly what the receiver asked for. REVIEW: Great table book and conversation starter SHIPPING & RETURNS/REFUNDS: We always ship books domestically (within the USA) via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). Most international orders cost an additional $15.49 to $46.49 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer. However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Our postage charges are as reasonable as USPS rates allow. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are fully insured against loss, and our shipping rates include the cost of this coverage (through stamps.com, Shipsaver.com, the USPS, UPS, or Fed-Ex). International tracking is provided free by the USPS for certain countries, other countries are at additional cost. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked 30-day return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price; 1) less our original shipping/insurance costs, 2) less non-refundable PayPal/eBay payment processing fees. Please note that PayPal does NOT refund fees. Even if you “accidentally” purchase something and then cancel the purchase before it is shipped, PayPal will not refund their fees. So all refunds for any reason, without exception, do not include PayPal/eBay payment processing fees (typically between 3% and 5%) and shipping/insurance costs (if any). If you’re unhappy with PayPal and eBay’s “no fee refund” policy, and we are EXTREMELY unhappy, please voice your displeasure by contacting PayPal and/or eBay. We have no ability to influence, modify or waive PayPal or eBay policies. ABOUT US: Prior to our retirement we used to travel to Europe and Central Asia several times a year. Most of the items we offer came from acquisitions we made in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) during these years from various institutions and dealers. Much of what we generate on Etsy, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe and Asia connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. Though we have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, our primary interests are ancient jewelry and gemstones. Prior to our retirement we traveled to Russia every year seeking antique gemstones and jewelry from one of the globe’s most prolific gemstone producing and cutting centers, the area between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg, Russia. From all corners of Siberia, as well as from India, Ceylon, Burma and Siam, gemstones have for centuries gone to Yekaterinburg where they have been cut and incorporated into the fabulous jewelry for which the Czars and the royal families of Europe were famous for. My wife grew up and received a university education in the Southern Urals of Russia, just a few hours away from the mountains of Siberia, where alexandrite, diamond, emerald, sapphire, chrysoberyl, topaz, demantoid garnet, and many other rare and precious gemstones are produced. Though perhaps difficult to find in the USA, antique gemstones are commonly unmounted from old, broken settings – the gold reused – the gemstones recut and reset. Before these gorgeous antique gemstones are recut, we try to acquire the best of them in their original, antique, hand-finished state – most of them centuries old. We believe that the work created by these long-gone master artisans is worth protecting and preserving rather than destroying this heritage of antique gemstones by recutting the original work out of existence. That by preserving their work, in a sense, we are preserving their lives and the legacy they left for modern times. Far better to appreciate their craft than to destroy it with modern cutting. Not everyone agrees – fully 95% or more of the antique gemstones which come into these marketplaces are recut, and the heritage of the past lost. But if you agree with us that the past is worth protecting, and that past lives and the produce of those lives still matters today, consider buying an antique, hand cut, natural gemstone rather than one of the mass-produced machine cut (often synthetic or “lab produced”) gemstones which dominate the market today. We can set most any antique gemstone you purchase from us in your choice of styles and metals ranging from rings to pendants to earrings and bracelets; in sterling silver, 14kt solid gold, and 14kt gold fill. When you purchase from us, you can count on quick shipping and careful, secure packaging. We would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from us. There is a $3 fee for mailing under separate cover. I will always respond to every inquiry whether via email or eBay message, so please feel free to write. Condition: VERY GOOD Lightly read/merely flipped through, but with modest shelfwear. See detailed condition description below., Format: Very large hardcover with dustjacket, Length: 208 pages, Dimensions: 12½ x 10¼ x 1 inch; 3¾ pounds, Material: Paper, Publisher: Thames & Hudson (2002)

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