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TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE BEYOND THE HOLY LAND.|THE
(Santa Cruz, CA): Foolscap Press, 2019. handmade cave paper, paper label on front, cloth clamshell box, paper label on spine. Foolscap Press. 4to. handmade cave paper, paper label on front, cloth clamshell box, paper label on spine. (x), 64, (2) pages. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land is published in an edition limited to 90 numbered copies signed by the printer and bookbinder. The text, which is Silentium, designed by Jovica Veljovic, is printed on handmade Chancery paper. There are five double-spread maps printed on handmade linen paper and then hand colored. All illustrations are by Peggy Gotthold. The book is bound in handmade, Cave Paper and comes in a cloth-covered box. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land follows a journey that began in 1322 and continued on for more than thirty years. This edition commences as Mandeville leaves the Holy Land and travels east to the lands beyond Egypt, which were mostly unknown to Western Europeans at that time. It is a strange journey and one that has kept his book alive and in print since it was first published in manuscript form in 1357. No one really knows who John Mandeville was though he claims to be an English knight. In fact, there is no real proof that he actually traveled at all although scholars believe he did go at least as far as the Holy Land and Egypt. Whether or not he traveled as far as he claimed has little importance today because to historians of literature this fabrication of a travel book, this creation of imaginary travels, is a literary achievement of the hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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