Of dikes and windmills
Decorated Cloth on Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: two slight tears
Peter Spier (illustrator). First Edition. 7 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. Cloth cover with wraparound illustration of windmills & dike in blues and greens under clouds tinged with blue & purple. Artwork in quiet greens & off-whites (and several in a colourful mode) evoke the watery world of this land wrested from the sea.
There are maps and precise drawings of dredgers & windmills and their works. Yet, within an engineering context, Spier has written an enchanting history of Holland and its energetic and courageous people. A very handsome book.
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