Book #12577

The Centurion - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Jan De Hartog

Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989.

Price: $100.00

A special Limited first edition preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by AUTHOR Jan De Hartog. This book has never been read and is in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap.

Martinus Harixma refuses to dedicate his retirement from a captain's life at sea to "boozing and snoozing. " Dowzing, however, is something else. "Old men, " he quotes from T. S. Eliot, "ought to be explorers, " and Martinus, a conservative, skeptical realist, cannot resist the challenge of the paranormal. He dowzes not for water or oil but for 4th-century Rome. There he discovers and tries to comprehend the life a centurion whose views and experiences disconcertingly resemble his own.

This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best; 8vo; Signed by Author.

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